Buhari meets Gambian President Adama Barrow at Aso Villa

Buhari meets Gambian President Adama Barrow at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with Gambia’s President Adama Barrow, behind closed doors, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

 

This is the third time the Gambian president is visiting Nigeria after his inauguration on Feb. 19, 2017, while his last visit to the country was in August 2018.

 

Barrow was received by Buhari at the fore court of the Presidential Villa around 3.55 p.m., and the two leaders immediately went in for bilateral talks.

 

Buhari played a major role in ensuring smooth democratic transition in The Gambia when the former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, refused to relinquish power.

 

It would be recalled that three persons reportedly died in January 2020 in Banjul, the capital of The Gambia, during a violent protest staged to press the Gambian president to stick to his promise to be in office for a single term.

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