Mali: Jonathan lands in Bamako to facilitate peaceful resolution
Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan today landed in Bamako, the Malian capital to continue with the troubleshooting initiative he started at the instance of the Economic Community of West African States.
It is not really clear if Ex-President Jonathan will be pushing for the return of Mal’s last civilian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita or he would be urging the new leaders to conduct quick elections. The ex-Malian leader was on Tuesday night ousted in a military coup led by Colonel Assimi Goita, and his National Committee for the Salvation of the People.
President Keita had since resigned and dissolved Parliament after the coup leaders detained him at gunpoint.
Dr Jonathan in a message via his Twitter handle tweeted that his mediation team would engage all stakeholders towards ensuring lasting peace.
“We arrived in Bamako this afternoon to continue with the Ecowas_Cedeao mediation and peace talks towards resolving Mali’s protracted political crisis and restoring normalcy in this beautiful West African country. We will continue to engage Malian stakeholders as brothers and sisters until lasting peace is found.”