Ecowas leaders due in Banjul today

Friday, January 13, 2017

A delegation of ECOWAS leaders is due in The Gambia today, in respect of the initial planned visit on Wednesday 11 January. 

The decision was taken at a one-day ECOWAS summit held recently in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

The delegation includes Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is the chairperson of ECOWAS, Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma and Ghana’s former President John Dramani Mahama.

They would also be accompanied by representatives of the United Nations and the African Union.

This will be the second attempt of ECOWAS leaders to visit The Gambia in efforts to resolve the political impasse that emanated from the December 1 presidential poll result.