President Bola Tinubu reelected as ECOWAS chairman for another year

President Bola Tinubu at the 65th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja on Sunday, July 7, 2024

By Marvellous Nyang

July 8, 2024

President Bola Tinubu has secured another one-year term as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

His first term, which will conclude on 9 July 2024, was extended by a unanimous decision during the 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority, held on Sunday at the State House in Abuja.

In his acceptance remarks, President Tinubu stated, “I am honoured to continue this service alongside the esteemed leaders on this democratic path, working to advance our interests and uphold the democratic values we have inherited.”

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Sources from the Presidency had indicated on Saturday night that Tinubu was likely to be re-elected.

“Some believe he should step down, while others think he should continue. The decision will be made tomorrow,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Tinubu was initially elected as Chairman of the Authority during the 63rd Ordinary Session of the regional bloc, held last July in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau.