Mali Coup: Jonathan to lead negotiations for restoration of peace
It seems the job of Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan in Mali has not ended with the change in government as he is to lead some ECOWAS envoys to the African nation for peace talks with various stakeholders in the country
The former Nigerian leader is to leave Nigeria again very soon for this mission as the international community seeks ways to about bring about the return of peace in Mali. Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will be leading ambassadors from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to Mali in the search for lasting solutions after the political unrest in the country climaxed into a coup, Channels TV reports.
As part of his responsibilities, the former Nigerian leader is to organise talks between the envoys and rival groups in Mali so as to restore democratic rule and processes, according to channelstv.com.
This must have been part of the reason the ex-president was in Abuja last time to brief President Buhari. As a special of the ECOWAS to Mali, Jonathan briefed President Buhari on his efforts and those of other global bodies to resolve the socio-political unrest threatening to tear the nation apart. The former Nigerian leader told the president that while opposition political party, M5, has continued to insist on the resignation of Ex-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, while international organisations like the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) had opted for peaceful dialogue as the best way forward.