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Buhari hosts West African leaders over Gambia transition row


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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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President Muhammadu Buhari is hosting West African leaders to a meeting aimed at avoiding violence and preserving democracy in The Gambia.

President Buhari, and the immediate past President of Ghana, John Mahama as Mediator and Co-Mediator respectively, have also been mandated by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, to ensure the safety of the President-elect, Adama Barrow, and ensure a peaceful handover of power on January 19.

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The meeting in Abuja is following the one in Accra on the sidelines of the inauguration of that country’s president, which expressed the readiness of the leaders of the sub-region to continue the pursuit of dialogue with the leaders of The Gambia.

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The presidents of Liberia and Senegal, the vice president of Sierra-Leone and ex-President Mahama are expected at the meeting.

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