Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has requested his predecessor John Mahama, also the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) co-mediator on Gambia, to represent him at the regional bloc’s mini-summit in Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement issued by Eugene Arhin, Acting Director of Communications at the Flagstaff House or the seat of the government, on Monday.

The mini-summit is being hosted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Monday in an effort to realize a peaceful resolution of the Gambian political crisis.

Akufo-Addo is of the view that the continuing involvement of Mahama would assist the mediation process in Gambia, said the statement.

Mahama is expected to contribute in helping the Nigerian president convince Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to accept the country’s election results and hand over power.

Authorities of the ECOWAS said they would stand by the people of Gambia and will exercise every effort to sustain peace and democracy. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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