Former president Goodluck Jonathan has been appointed as a special envoy with a view to resolving the worsening socio-economic issue of the West African nation of Mali.
As part of his duties, the former Nigerian leader is to convene a series of talks with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, opposition bigwigs, civil society as well as religious leaders.
Mali has been engulfed in political unrest following the outcome of the elections conducted in March and April, coupled with displeasure over the current administration’s handling of insurgency and unstable economy.
In a thread of tweets on Friday, June 19, the former president felicitated with Ndayishimiye who was sworn-in as the ninth president of Burundi.
He also extended his appreciation to the good people of the Republic of Burundi for the seamless transition, urging him to give his task of leading his people his best shot to be able to deliver peace and the dividends of democracy to the people of his country.
Part of the letter from Jonathan read: “I congratulate His Excellency President Evariste Ndayishimiye who has just been sworn in as Burundi’s ninth president. I extend my sincere felicitations to him and the good people of the Republic of Burundi for this seamless transition.”
We felicitate with him on his appointment, and hope he’s able to do the same to his own country which is engulfed in political machinations and insurgencies, and leaders who have no love for their people.
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