Tinubu emerges Chairman of ECOWAS Presidents
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on July 10, 2023
President Bola Tinubu has emerged Chairman of Authority of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States.
President Tinubu, who attended the forum of West African leaders for the first time at the 63rd Ordinary Session, was announced as Chairman yesterday in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau.
Tinubu took over the chairmanship of the regional organisation from the outgoing leader of the sub-regional political and economic body, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea-Bissau.
While in Bissau, the President urged leaders of the West Africa sub-region to work for peace and defend democracy.
He reflected on the threat to peace in the sub-region, which has reached an alarming proportion with terrorism, and the military incursion into politics.
He unfolded his agenda for elaborate socio-economic plans for the sub-region and encouraged trade and investment among member-states.
Now, the ruling All Progressives Congress has shifted the meetings of its National Caucus and National Executive Committee, NEC earlier slated for today, Monday 10th July and Tuesday 11th July by one week.
A statement issued in Abuja by the National Secretary of the party, Iyiola Omisore, says both meetings will now hold on July 18 and 19 respectively.
Omisore announced that the date change was to honour President Bola Tinubu following his emergence as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States.