President Buhari To Attend Gambian President’s Inauguration

By Timothy Choji, Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja, tomorrow Wednesday, for Banjul, Republic of The Gambia, to attend the inauguration of the Gambian President, Adama Barrow, following his re-election for a second term.

On the invitation of his host, President Buhari will be the special guest of Hphonour at the ceremony to be attended by other African leaders at the Independence Stadium, Bakau.

President Buhari, along with other ECOWAS leaders, played a leading role in the restoration of democratic rule in The Gambia in 2017 after the former President, Yahya Jammeh, refused to surrender power after losing the election.

The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno; Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai, and other top government officials.

The President is expected back in the country at the end of the inauguration ceremonies.

 

 

 

 

 

Emmanuel Ukoh

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