Former president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama has withdrawn his acceptance of the African Union’s appointment as its High Representative for Somalia.
In a letter to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, Mr. Mahama noted that “the high political importance of the proposed assignment requires that the High Representative enjoy the unalloyed support and co-operation of all political stakeholders.”
However, he appreciated the African Union for the appointment.
John Mahama had been appointed as High Representative to Somalia to resolve the dreadful political crisis with Kenya.
He was tasked to ensure a mutually acceptable compromise towards an all-encompassing resolution for the holding of Somalia elections in the shortest possible time.
But he was rejected by Somalia, citing that the former President has a connection with Kenya.
Somalia wrote to AU Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat notifying him that Somalia will no longer support Mr. Mahama in his new role.