AU Commission’s Re-elected Chairman Welcomes Election Of Nigerian As New Commissioner For Political Affairs

Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has celebrated his re-election as AUC Chair while lauding the election of other AU Commissioners like that of the Political Affairs, Peace and Security, now headed by Ambassador Bankole Adeoye (Nigeria).

The Executive Council of AU had on 6th February 2021 elected Adeoye for the position after the Heads, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), put forward his name.

THE WHISTLER reported that ECOWAS had on February 2, backed Nigeria’s candidate to occupy the position of African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) which is saddled with the responsibility of advocating or ensuring good governance among member states.

Mahamat pledged on Sunday, that he and his team will sponsor greater stability and prosperity for the continent.

“With deep humility,I accept the good wishes upon my election for a 2nd term as Chair of the AUCommission together with my deputy and Commissioner collegues. To serve and remain of service as best as we can, like those who came before us, and the beautiful ones yet to be born,” he tweeted.

Recall that at the AU summit, Mahamat secured 51 out of 55 votes to win a second term in office (another four years).

On his part, the Chairman of the African Union and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, said that Mahamat had proved his worth, hence his re-election.

“Congratulations my brother @AUC_MoussaFaki. I appreciate the solid partnership in steering the AU in the past year. You demonstrated focused and strong leadership in addressing the health and economic challenges wrought by #COVID19, and I wish you all the best during this new term,” he stated.