How ECOWAS Ensured Emergence Of Amb. Adeoye As AU Commissioner For Political Affairs – FG
Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday, appreciated the role the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) played in ensuring the election of Ambassador Bankole Adeoye as the next Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security in the African Union Commission.
The ministry, in a press release issued by its spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye, explained that Adeoye’s chances were boosted when the “ECOWAS Member States unanimously” supported his candidacy.
THE WHISTLER reported that about 14 West African presidents or their representatives had on February 2, agreed to allow a Nigerian fill that pivotal role for the continent.
As such, the ministry said “the Government of Nigeria is grateful to the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government for their invaluable overwhelming cooperation and support to the Nigerian candidate.”
However, it stated that it took the overwhelming support of the African Union(AU) to cement the election of Adeoye.
“At the same time, the Federal Government deeply appreciates all the 54 Heads of State and Government of African States. The overwhelming support, a resounding vote by the 55 Member States,” it stated.