President Bola Tinubu Re-elected As ECOWAS Chairman

President Bola Tinubu has been re-elected as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), approximately one year after initially assuming the leadership of the regional bloc.

Tinubu was first elected to the position in Guinea-Bissau on July 9, 2023. The Nigerian leader, who rose to power in May 2023, was re-elected during the 65th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. The event took place at the Presidential Villa in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Sunday.

In his acceptance speech, President Tinubu emphasized his commitment to consolidating democratic values and upholding the interests of the regional body.

“I have appointed the President of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, to please become our Special Envoy to Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger Republic, along with the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, to do around the clock work with our brothers in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger Republic, and to coordinate with me and the ECOWAS Commission, where necessary,” Tinubu said, according to a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.

“I have accepted to continue the service to the great members and the great minds that are committed to democratic values and our journey in the region. I will continue to serve our interests and build on democratic values and the structure that we inherited. Thank you very much.”

Tinubu’s re-election reaffirms his leadership and the confidence that the ECOWAS member states have in his vision for the region.

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