President Muhammadu Buhari has just arrived Banjul, The Gambia, to meet with the country’s President, Yahya Jammeh, who lost the presidential election penultimate week.
The President alongside the three other British West-African leaders, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, John Mahama and Ernest Bai Koroma in The Gambia to speak with President, Yahya Jammeh at the CoCo Ocean Resort and Spa in Banjul.
The President and his colleagues will be asking “their host to respect the Constitution of his own country, and maintain the inviolability of an electoral process that had been concluded, and in which he had admitted defeat, and congratulated his main challenger.”
Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina says that the President is expected back in the country today.
All good stuff. Who doesn’t agree it’s important for Yahya Jammeh to respect his country’s constitution and leave office come January for President-elect, Adam Barrow?
The only catch is that we wish that the President would tell the same to some of his own cabinet members. This time not only for the sake of the Constitution but also to respect the wishes of many Nigerians.
Just last week, Nigerians all over were out for the President to relieve youth and sports minister, Solomon Dalung, of his office after his comments about not expecting the Super Falcons to win.
And it’s not only Mr Dalung. There is also Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor and Mrs Kemi Adeosun for their roles in the current economic crisis plaguing the country.
There is also Adamu Adamu whose ministry says students should be thrown out of schools for exposing the woes of school authorities on social media.
We can go on but we are sure the point is made.