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Jonathan Attends ECOWAS Summit In Ghana As Exit Nears

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, (THEWILL) – President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will leave Abuja Tuesday to attend the 47th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government holding in Accra, Ghana, the Presidency said in a Monday statement.

The summit, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of ECOWAS, will receive reports on the current situation in Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau and deliberate on issues of democratic consolidation and regional peace and stability.

The statement said the outgoing President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali; House of Representatives Majority Leader, Hon. Mulikat Akande and some of his principal aides.

He is expected back in Abuja at the conclusion of the one-day summit, the statement added.

The President's tenure ends on May 29, 2015, having lost his re-election bid.