President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo of Ghana has designated his predecessor, John Mahama to stand in for him at an ECOWAS mini-summit in The Gambia today, January 9, 2017.
Before retiring from office, President Mahama had been instrumental in mediating the current political situation in The Gambia
In a statement signed by the Acting Director of Communications of the Golden Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin, states that President Akufo- Addo “is of the view that the continuing involvement of former President Mahama in the mediation process in the Gambia would assist the process.”
Full Statement Below…
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO DESIGNATES FORMER PRESIDENT JOHN MAHAMA TO REPRESENT HIM AT ECOWAS MINI-SUMMIT ON GAMBIA.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has requested ECOWAS co-mediator on Gambia, former President John Mahama, to represent him at the ECOWAS Mini-summit to be hosted by the Mediator, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in Abuja today, January 9, 2017.
The President is of the view that the continuing involvement of former President Mahama in the mediation process in the Gambia would assist the process.
Other leaders attending the mini-summit are the Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Governments, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and the Presidents of Senegal and Sierra Leone respectively.
Ag. Director of Communications