President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received in audience former President Goodluck Jonathan who is Special Envoy and ECOWAS mediator to the Republic of Mali.
While speaking at the meeting held at the State House, Abuja, Buhari called on the actors in the political crisis rocking the West African nation to come together for peace and unity.
According to Buhari, “A situation where 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.”
In a statement, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said former President Goodluck had briefed the President on the current situation in Mali after meeting with the key political actors ahead of the meeting of ECOWAS leaders under the Chairmanship of President Nana Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana.
He added that the meeting of the regional leaders was necessary to urgently find an acceptable solution to the current impasse in the West African nation.