Goodluck Jonathan, a former President of Nigeria, has arrived in Mali as a special envoy to lead the mediation mission of the sub-regional body in the West African nation.
Jonathan revealed his arrival Thursday morning in a tweet on his official Twitter account.
He had arrived in Bamako, the capital of Mali on Wednesday night, he says.
He said: “I arrived in Bamako Wednesday evening with my delegation to begin my assignment as leader of @ecowas_cedeao peace mission to Mali. I’m optimistic that our mission will yield positive results. Our message of peace and progress has so far been well received by stakeholders.”
Jonathan was appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a special envoy to lead the sub-regional body’s mediation mission in Mali on Tuesday.
Jonathan is expected to facilitate dialogue with all principal stakeholders in the West African country, including President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, religious organisations, civil society and opposition leaders, towards resolving the worsening socio-political situation in Mali.
Mali has been hit by demonstrations, triggered by the outcome of the March and April parliamentary elections.