Jammeh Asks Buhari, Others To Postpone Gambia Trip

At the instance of President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, the high
level ECOWAS mediation mission led by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu
Buhari has pushed forward its visit to Banjul, the capital of Gambia, to
Friday. President Buhari’s office disclosed this on Tuesday, according to Premium Times.

In accepting to postpone the visit earlier planned to take place on
Wednesday, President Buhari, who is mediating alongside John Mahama, the
immediate past president of Ghana, said the delay notwithstanding, the
mandate of the ECOWAS will be accomplished.

President Buhari reiterated the appeal on Monday by ECOWAS leaders
that Gambian leaders do everything they can to douse tension in the West
African country, which has led citizens to leave the country for fear
of violence.

The Nigerian leader said ECOWAS is committed to the resolution of the
crisis through inclusive dialogue with respect to the constitution and
the will of the people of Gambia.