Nana Akufo-Addo, The President of the Republic of Ghana, has been elected the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States, ECOWAS.
He was elected as the new ECOWAS Chairman at the ongoing 57th Summit in Niamey, Republic of Niger.
The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari had during the summit warned African leaders against the unnecessary elongation of tenure in office.
The Nigerian leader, had said the trend was becoming a source of trouble for the region.
The newly elected Chairman of the body which was formed on May 28, 1975 in Lagos State during the tenure of former Nigeria Head of States, General Yakubu Gowon (Rted), is expected to serve for a non-renewable term of four years.
The 15 members of ECOWAS are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.