President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 28, met with his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan over the ongoing political crisis in Mali.
Jonathan, who is a Special Envoy and ECOWAS mediator to Mali, briefed the President on the situation in the West African country.
The briefing centred on the outcome of a meeting Jonathan had with the key political actors ahead of another meeting with ECOWAS leaders under the Chairmanship of President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.
The former President explained that the meeting of the regional leaders was necessary to urgently find an acceptable solution to the current impasse in Mali.
In his remarks, President Buhari called on the actors in the political crisis in Mali to come together for the peace and unity of the country.
He said: “A situation whereby most parts of the country are in the hands of insurgents calls for a consensus and restoration of peace, not a further escalation of the crisis”.
Present during the briefing were; the Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (rtd), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and his Defence counterpart, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd).