According to media reports in Ghana, outgoing President John Dramani Mahama has arrived in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, for an ECOWAS heads of state summit on Gambia’s post election crisis.
This will be his last ECOWAS meeting before leaving office in January 2017.
Reports say the three-day summit will see the West African leaders discuss ways of convincing President Jammeh, to step down after losing in the country’s recently held general elections, as declared by the IEC.
An earlier delegation of West African presidents who talked to the president into accepting the result of the polls last Monday, did not yield the expected results.
The situation has led the country into a political crisis as the President-elect Adama Barrow, has threatened to swear himself in as substantive president when the tenure of outgoing Yahya Jammeh runs out on January 18, 2017.
Jammeh and his party has already filed a petition challenging the outcome of the results in the country’s Supreme Court.