Buhari Leaves Abuja For Barrow’s Inauguration In Gambia


President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Wednesday for Banjul, capital of The Gambia, to attend the inauguration of President Adama Barrow, following his re-election for a second term.

This was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Tuesday evening.

On the invitation of his host, President Buhari will be Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonies to be attended by other African leaders at the Independence Stadium, Bakau.

Buhari, along with other ECOWAS leaders, played a leading role in the restoration of democratic rule in The Gambia in 2017 after former President Yahya Jammeh, refused to surrender power after losing the election.

The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama; National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai, and other top government officials.

The President is expected back in the country at the end of the inauguration ceremonies.

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