On Thursday, the President Muhammadu Buhari met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Rock in Abuja.
Jonathan arrived at the Villa around 3:00 p.m. and was escorted into a closed-door meeting by the President.
Although the meeting’s specifics are unknown, it is likely related to his role as Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African States, where he is heading mediation discussions even though Mali remains under military government following the August 2020 coup that deposed President Ibrahim Keita.
On Monday, December 27, Mali’s military-dominated administration convened a four-day national forum to discuss the country’s transition to civilian control.
According to Mali’s interim president, Colonel Assimi Goita, the conference would conduct an unvarnished evaluation of the nation’s status and draw the best lessons from it.
Jonathan, who is also a member of the West African Elders Forum, visited The Gambia three weeks ago to address election-related concerns as Gambians voted in the country’s presidential election on December 4, 2021.