By Egena Sunday Ode
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent heartfelt condolences to government and people of the Republic of Mali over the passing of former President, Amadou Toumani Toure.
This was contained in a statement Wednesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shebu.
According to the statement, the President commiserated with the family of the departed Malian leader, whose ten-year reign in the country contributed to the strengthening of political institutions, and measure of stability, starting with his presiding over a peaceful transition in the country as a military leader.
President Buhari joined world leaders, particularly those from ECOWAS, in mourning the former President, whose wisdom and foresight also impacted greatly on the West Coast, as he always advocated dialogue over conflict, and believed strongly in the African voice, the statement said.
The President prays for the repose of the soul of the former Malian leader.