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Prez. Sirleaf heads ECOWAS in the Gambia again

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The presidents of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, meting Mr Jammeh in Banjul
The presidents of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, meting Mr Jammeh in Banjul

MONROVIA- The leadership of the Western African Regional bloc ECOWAS, headed by its President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf including Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari and other are currently in Banjul,  trying to broker an end to the political impasse.

They arrived Friday January 13, 2017 in the Gambia and are involved a closed door diplomatic and political discussion in finding solution to the   political deadlock.

Meanwhile, the winner of December's Presidential Election in The Gambia, Adama Barrow, says there is no need for President Yahya Jammeh to seek asylum.

President – elect Barrow said he is confident that direct talks can solve the crisis.

He told the BBC he was confident he would be sworn in next week despite his rival's refusal to give up power. Nigerian Members of Parliament have voted to offer President Jammeh asylum to help negotiations.

President Jammeh's term officially ends next Wednesday. Meanwhile, the African Union has said it will no longer recognize Mr. Jammeh as president after his term of office expires.

 


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