President Ahmed Bola Tinubu has been elected as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States.

He takes over from Guinea Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Regional Bloc held on Sunday, 9th July, in Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau.

“We will take democracy seriously, Democracy is very tough but it is the form of government,” he stated after he received the handover documents from the outgoing chairman.

Tinubu’s election to the ECOWAS rotational Chair follows a precedent set in 2020 when Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo was similarly elected while the challenge to his electoral victory was also pending in court.

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