Former Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed his congratulations to President Bola Tinubu following his election as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to a statement by Buhari’s spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu, the news of Tinubu’s election was announced during the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS held in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
Shehu commented on Tinubu’s new role within ECOWAS, saying, “Former President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his emergence as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.”
The former President expressed his delight upon hearing the news of Tinubu’s election during the session held in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau. Buhari emphasised the significant responsibility placed on Tinubu’s shoulders by the West African community and urged citizens to support him, ensuring he does not disappoint.
Buhari further stated, “I pray the Almighty will guide Tinubu’s tenure as Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government, leading to the restoration of ECOWAS as a stronghold of democracy, good governance, and a leader in combating terrorism and climate change across the continent.”
Buhari handed over power to Tinubu on May 29th this year after completing his two maximum terms of eight years as president.