Buhari says current political challenge in Liberia will be resolved constitutionally

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Liberia's current political challenge will be resolved constitutionally, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday when he received the President of Togo and current chairman of ECOWAS, Mr Faure Gnassingbe, in Abuja.

Urging all parties to the Liberian election challenge to exercise patience while waiting for the verdict of the Supreme Court, President Buhari expressed hope that the outcome of the country’s Supreme Court verdict would be acceptable to all in order to ensure a peaceful transfer of power.

On the political situation in Guinea Bissau, the President told the ECOWAS Chairman that the leading political actors in the country should agree to a resolution and a transition that would pave way for elections in 2018.

In his remarks, the ECOWAS Chairman said he had to meet with Buhari on a number of challenges facing the West African region, and seek his counsel on the best way to resolve the issues.

Gnassingbe said they reviewed the political situations in Liberia, Guinea Bissau and Togo, and also talked about the ongoing reform in ECOWAS.

He said they were both satisfied with the progress made so far in implementing the reform in the regional body, and expressed support for the rules and regulations endorsed by the ECOWAS Council of Ministers as guide for the selection of leaders of the ECOWAS Commission.

The ECOWAS Chairman said the institution’s Heads of State meeting will be held in Abuja in December.
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