President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian impasse, which led to the ouster of former President Yahya Jammeh and the installation of President Adama Barrow.
Jammeh, who had lost the presidential election to Barrow last December, rejected the result after initially conceding defeat but leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) insisted that he must quit at the expiration of his term in January. He was eventually forced out.
A statement yesterday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Sall communicated with Buhari, saying, “thank you again for your support in The Gambia. May Almighty Allah give you greater health and energy to conduct the destiny of Nigeria.” The statement added that the Senegalese president described himself as Buhari’s “younger brother” and prayed for his good health and wisdom.
Posted by Juliet Ekwebelam (Source: ThisDay)