2023: “I want to leave legacy of credible polls for West Africa, not only Nigeria” – Buhari

…Affirms Nigeria’s commitment to restore security, political stability in region

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s commitment to restoring democratic rule to Mali, Guinea and Burkina-Faso, and to ensure peace and political stability in the West African sub-region.

Buhari made the pledge during the opening of the 2022 2nd Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), Parliament yesterday, in Abuja.

The President said that Nigeria is committed to supporting ECOWAS institutions to ensure that the countries in the region are all returned to constitutional rule. 

This is also as he pledged his commitment to ensuring free, fair and credible polls in the 2023 General Elections in Nigeria. “Let me reaffirm Nigeria’s commitment to ECOWAS efforts, with the support of our Partners to keep the region peaceful, secure and politically stable”, he stated.

Buhari also noted that the global economic downturn has deeply affected the economies of the sub-region and resulted in dire economic hardships for the citizens of the Community.

He urged ECOWAS Parliamentarians to perform their sacred responsibility of considering the Community budget with diligence while tasking them to remain conscious of the many challenges besieging the region and be sensitive to the needs of the people.

Chairman of the Authority of ECOWAS Head of State and Government, and President of Guinea Bissau, President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, decried the unconstitutional takeover of government in the region.

He also noted that there is a need to expand the economy of the region to create more wealth for community members.

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