Breaking: ECOWAS names Ghana president Akufo-Addo as new chairman

Breaking: ECOWAS names Ghana president Akufo-Addo as new chairman

- President of Ghana, Professor Nana Akufo-Addo, has been elected the new chairman of ECOWAS

- Akufo-Addo was elected on Monday, September 7, at the 57th ECOWAS summit in Niger Republic

- President Buhari had urged African leaders to shun the temptation of overstaying in office

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Professor Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, is now the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The Nation reports that his election was ratified on Monday, September 7, at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS summit.

Legit.ng gathered that the summit is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger.

Akufo-Addo had tweeted that he led the Ghanaian delegation to the 57th ordinary session of the authority of ECOWAS heads of state and government, which is being held in Niamey, capital of the Republic of Niger.

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Breaking: ECOWAS names Ghana president Akufo-Addo as new chairman

The president of Ghana, Professor Nana Akufo-Addo, at the 57th ECOWAS summit in Niger Republic. Credit: Twitter/Akufo-Addo.
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He said the meeting of the heads of state was discussing matters pertaining to the COVID-19 situation in West Africa, the ECOWAS single currency programme, and the political impasse in Mali.

"On Monday, 7th September 2020, I led the Ghanaian delegation to the 57th Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, which is being held in Niamey, capital of the Republic of Niger.

"The meeting of the Heads of State is discussing matters pertaining to the COVID-19 situation in West Africa, the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme, and the political impasse in Mali," he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari traveled to Niamey, Niger Republic on Monday, September 7, to participate in the 57th ordinary session of the ECOWAS authority of heads of state and government.

It was reported that Malam Garba Shehu, said the one-day summit would deliberate on the special report on COVID-19 to be presented by President Buhari.

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Buhari was appointed the ECOWAS champion on the fight against COVID-19 during the extraordinary virtual summit of ECOWAS on April 23.

In another report, President Muhammadu Buhari urged all African leaders against staying in office beyond their constitutional provisions.

The president made the plea on Monday, September 7, at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS summit holding in Niamey, capital of Niger Republic.

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In a thread of tweets, the presidency said that Buhari said it is important that leaders of individual member-states of ECOWAS need to adhere to the constitutional provisions of their countries, particularly on term limits.

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