President Nana Akufo-Addo has assigned former president John Mahama to represent him at an ECOWAS mini-summit aimed at resolving the political crisis in The Gambia.
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In a press statement released by Eugene Arhin, the acting director of communications at the Flagstaff House, the president decided to keep his predecessor because he was involved in the mediation process from the onset.
Below is the full statement
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.
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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.