Jonathan briefs Tinubu on Mali referendum
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on June 14, 2023
President Bola Tinubu has received former President Goodluck Jonathan at the State House where the ex-President briefed him on the happenings within the West African sub-region.
Jonathan, who is the Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African States leading its mediation mission in Mali, says he was at the State House to pass on to Tinubu the outcomes of discussions with other members of the West African Elders Forum which he chairs.
As special envoy, the former President has been facilitating dialogue with major stakeholders in Mali, including President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, opposition leaders, civil society and religious organisations towards resolving the socio-political crisis in the country.
Last Sunday, June 11, members of Mali’s security forces cast their ballots during early voting ahead of the new constitution referendum slated for June 18.
The referendum is considered to be a major milestone in the slow process to elections promised for February 2024.