President Bola Tinubu has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Upon his emergence, Tinubu said though Democracy is very tough, it is the best form of government,
Tinubu succeeds President Umaro Embalo of Guinea Bissau as ECOWAS chair. Tinubu’s emergence was announced at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.
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 organization.
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.
Tinubu called for a collective action from member-states, pledging that under his leadership, frameworks would be harmonized to actualize the dreams of ECOWAS.