For this reason, he has designated his immediate predecessor, President Mahama to represent him at the summit. Before retiring from office, President Mahama had been instrumental in mediating the current political situation in The Gambia.
In a statement signed and copied to Peacefmonline.com by the Acting Director of Communications of the Golden Jubilee House, Mr. Eugene Arhin, it noted that President Akufo- Addo “is of the view that the continuing involvement of former President Mahama in the mediation process in the Gambia would assist the process.”
Full Statement Below…
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO DESIGNATES FORMER PRESIDENT JOHN MAHAMA TO REPRESENT HIM AT ECOWAS MINI-SUMMIT ON GAMBIA.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has requested ECOWAS co-mediator on Gambia, former President John Mahama, to represent him at the ECOWAS Mini-summit to be hosted by the Mediator, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in Abuja today, January 9, 2017.
The President is of the view that the continuing involvement of former President Mahama in the mediation process in the Gambia would assist the process.
Other leaders attending the mini-summit are the Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Governments, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and the Presidents of Senegal and Sierra Leone respectively.
Ag. Director of Communications
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