President Buhari said this at the Aso Rock, Abuja, on Friday 28th of May while hosting Nigeria’s Ex President and his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan, who currently serves as Special Envoy and ECOWAS mediator to Mali.
Femi Adesina, who is the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘President Buhari, Jonathan confer on crisis in Mali.’
According to the statement, “President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja called on the actors in the political crisis in Mali to come together for the peace and unity of the country.
“The President spoke when he received in audience former President Goodluck Jonathan who is Special Envoy and ECOWAS mediator to the West African country.”
Quoting the President the statement said that “a situation where most parts of the country are in the hands of insurgents calls for a consensus and restoration of peace, not a further escalation of the crisis.”
The Ex President Dr. Jonathan reportedly briefed the President on the current situation in Mali after meeting with the key political actors ahead of the meeting of ECOWAS leaders under the Chairmanship of President Nana Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana.