According to Legit.ng, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, August 18, met with the former president Goodluck Jonathan, as the State House, Abuja.
The reason for the meeting has not been yet disclosed but it may be connected with the ongoing political crisis in Mali. Goodluck Jonathan was said to have arrived at the State House with members of the team on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mission to Mali.
Although no official press address has been made as at this report time, this is not the first time both leaders will meet over the present political imbroglio that has polarized Mali into opposing sides.
On Thursday, July 23, it was reported that President Buhari and Jonathan traveled to the capital city Mali, Bamako amid heightened efforts towards stopping the socio-political crisis in the West African country.
The President of Ghana Nana Akuffo-Addo and Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger, President of Senegal Macky Sall and President of Cote d’Ivoire Alassane Ouattara, were also at the crucial meeting.
Goodluck Jonathan, who is a member of the special envoy constituted by the West Africa bloc ECOWAS, had made a surprise visit to the Sahel on Tuesday, August 11, on the eve of opposition-led demonstrations against embattled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.