President Ibrahim Keita of Mali yesterday hosted Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and other African Presidents in the capital of Bamako to proffer solution to the country’s escalating crisis.
President Buhari’s trip to (retd.), to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis, The Punch reports.
Apart from President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Goodluck Jonathan from Nigeria, Presidents Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast, Macky Sall of Senegal, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and the host, Ibrahim Keita of Mali, also made the trip.
The reason for the gathering of the West African leaders was to discuss and bring peace to the worsening political crisis in the Sahelian country.
Meanwhile, their aim was not achieved as But Buhari’s day-long meeting with the leaders ended in a stalemate as protest movements clamoured for the resignation of Keita amid a long-running jihadist insurgency that threatens to throw the country into chaos.
On the crisis, what looked like headway after the intervention failed to seal a deal, Was Issoufou’s suggestion, after delibating with his counterparts.
His idea was that the Economic Community of West African States would hold a summit on Monday with the hope of reaching a compromise between the warring factions.
While the African Prsidents were still delebrating, tsome protesters gathered outside the airport.