President Tinubu Emerges As Chairman Of ECOWAS ..Stresses Need For Democracy - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, July 9, 2023

President Tinubu Emerges As Chairman Of ECOWAS ..Stresses Need For Democracy

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu  of Nigeria has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) 

Tinubu who succeeds President Umaro Embalo of Guinea Bissau as ECOWAS Chairman during opening session of the sub-regional body on Sunday in Bissau, capital of Guinea Bissau , stressed the need to take democracy seriously than any other forms of government 

“We will take democracy seriously, Democracy is very tough but it is the best form of government,” he said  
Tinubu’s emergence was announced at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.

The 63rd Ordinary Session summit was the first engagement of the President within the African continent since he assumed office on May 29, 2023.

Tinubu, who is the latest entrant into the exclusive club of Heads of State in West Africa, pledged to bear the responsibility of the office and run an inclusive administration of the regional organisation.

The Nigerian leader, however, warned that the threat to peace in the sub-region had reached an alarming proportion with terrorism and an emerging pattern of military takeover that now demand urgent and concerted actions.

According to him, insecurity and creeping terrorism were stunting the progress and development of the region.

Tinubu called for a collective action from member-states, pledging that under his leadership, frameworks would be harmonized to actualise the dreams of ECOWAS.

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