ECOWAS is weak under Nigeria’s chairmanship over legitimacy issues

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The Economic community of West African States, ECOWAS is weak under Nigerian chairmanship over the legitimacy of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu following the controversial election in Nigeria’s February 2023 presidential elections.

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In a viral video on Tic Tok, A SABC correspondent was seen saying that the chairmanship of ECOWAS is weak because of the controversy surrounding Bola Tinubu presidency.

Meanwhile at home, opposition parties and the independent electoral commission. iNEC is at the tribunal contesting the results of Nigeria’s presidential elections.

Pressident Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s election as Nigeria’s president is llletimate and that is affecting ECOWAS patriotism towards Pan-Africanism goals, one pundit tell Naija247news.

Naija247news recalls that President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, in Abuja, described the recent developments in the Republic of Niger as “unpleasant”, insisting that Nigeria will do all within its power to plant and nurture democracy in West Africa.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and developments in Niger and we will do everything within our powers to ensure democracy is firmly planted, nurtured, well rooted and thrives in our region,” Tinubu said in his capacity as Chairman, ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

On Wednesday afternoon, local media reported that Nigerien President, Mohamed Bazoum, is being detained by members of the Presidential Guard, who have been given an “ultimatum” by the army.

In reaction to Nigeria’s president gaffes, the Head of Niger Republic transitional council and the army responded to the ECOWAS chairman, warning that Nigeria should keep off Niger’s internal affairs and respect the country’s sovereignty.

Godwin Okafor, The Naija247news
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Godwin Okafor is a veteran Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur, and the visionary Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. With an extensive career spanning over 16 years in financial journalism, Godwin possesses a wealth of experience that seamlessly bridges both traditional and digital media landscapes. His journey in journalism commenced at Business Day, Nigeria, where he laid the foundation for his prolific career. In 2010, Godwin took a bold step by founding Naija247news Media, a platform that has since become a prominent player in delivering timely and accurate news. Educationally, Godwin Okafor holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the prestigious Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. His commitment to continuous learning led him to the Lagos Business School, where he further honed his skills. Additionally, he is recognized as a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania, having successfully completed the Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists. Throughout his illustrious career, Godwin has earned acclaim by winning numerous journalism awards, a testament to his dedication to excellence in reporting. Beyond his role as a Financial Journalist, Godwin Okafor wears the hat of the Chairman at Emmerich Resources Limited, the publishing entity behind Naija247news. His visionary leadership has played a pivotal role in shaping the media landscape and establishing Naija247news as a trusted source of information. Godwin Okafor's multifaceted expertise, commitment to journalistic integrity, and leadership in the realm of business journalism underscore his influential presence in both the media and entrepreneurial spheres.

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