President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, host four other West African leaders to a meeting aimed at avoiding violence and preserving democracy in The Gambia.
President Buhari, and the immediate past President of Ghana, John Mahama as Mediator and Co-Mediator respectively, have also been mandated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to ensure the safety of the President-elect, Adama Barrow and ensure a peaceful handover of power on January 19.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the meeting in Abuja is a follow up to the one in Accra on the sidelines of the inauguration of Ghanaian President on Saturday.
At the meeting, West African leaders expressed their readiness of the sub-region to continue the pursuit of dialogue with the leaders of The Gambia.
The Presidents of Liberia and Senegal, the Vice President of Sierra-Leone and ex-President Mahama are expected at the meeting.