Mali: Jonathan Visits Buhari In Aso Rock (Photos)

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. Naija News understands Jonathan was at the Villa in his capacity as the ECOWAS special envoy to give updates to President Buhari on the Mali crisis. See photos: Meanwhile, as previously reported by Naija News, retired Army […]

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Naija News understands Jonathan was at the Villa in his capacity as the ECOWAS special envoy to give updates to President Buhari on the Mali crisis.

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Meanwhile, as previously reported by Naija News, retired Army Colonel, Bah Ndaw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held at the country’s capital city of Bamako.

Similarly, Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

After much pressure from the international community, the leader of the military junta announced a new head to oversee Mali’s transition back to civilian rule.

70-year-old Ndaw, a retired colonel and former Defence minister was picked as interim president. He is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organizing national elections.

Ndaw’s swearing-in ceremony was witnessed by officials dressed in military fatigues, senior judges, and foreign diplomats.

Former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan was also in attendance.