On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) held a meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan in the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Jonathan, who arrived at the Villa at 3:00 p.m., was ushered into a closed-door meeting by the President.
Although the meeting’s details are unknown, it is presumably related to his job as Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African States, where he is heading mediation negotiations even though Mali remains under military administration following President Ibrahim Keita’s ouster in August 2020.
Mali’s military-dominated administration opened a four-day national conference on returning the country to civilian governance on Monday, December 27.
The forum, according to Mali’s transitional president, Colonel Assimi Goita, “will make an unflinching assessment of the state of the nation and draw the best lessons from it”.
Jonathan, who is also a member of the West African Elders Forum, was in The Gambia three weeks ago to prevent election-related issues before the country’s presidential election on December 4, 2021.