Barrow visits Buhari in Abuja

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President Adama Barrow and President Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with Gambia’s President Adama Barrow at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Barrow is visiting Nigeria for the second time since his inauguration as Gambian President on Feb. 19, 2017.

The 51-year-old Gambian president was received by President Buhari at the forecourt of the presidential villa at about 3.10p.m.

President Buhari played a major role in ensuring smooth democratic transition in The Gambia when the former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh refused to step aside.

Buhari and Barrow walk to the Aso Rock reception
Welcome to Nigeria: Buhari and Barrow, left

Buhari, who is now the current Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), was appointed by the ECOWAS as mediator for the Gambian political impasse.

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