ECOWAS: We must reject forces bent on causing division – Tinubu

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President Bola Tinubu has called on ECOWAS member states to
come together, strengthen ties and reject forces bent on causing division
within the community.


Speaking at the inauguration of the Sixth Legislature of the
ECOWAS Parliament, on Thursday in Abuja, Tinubu, who is the Chairman of ECOWAS
Authority of Heads of State and Government, said regional solidarity is
imperative to strengthen the bloc’s resilience and effectiveness at this
critical juncture.


He emphasized that member states cannot afford to remain
passive spectators while the community faces the threat of disintegration.


“We stand united against such forces and are committed to
ensuring that our unity remains unshaken. We must ensure that cooperation
amongst us is strengthened, with a view to building a sense of common destiny
and purpose. No one can do this for us. We must come together.


“To this extent, reinforcing the legitimacy of the decisions
taken by the Authority of Heads of State is key in sending a message that
ECOWAS is one indivisible body. It is also very important that the executives,
on the other hand, show similar confidence in the Parliament, which would
indeed deepen democracy in our region. Meanwhile, in the midst of ongoing
challenges, our partnership can be a driving force for stability, growth, and
prosperity in our region,” the President said.


Tinubu reaffirmed Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to the
aspirations of the community and, by extension, the fundamental objectives upon
which the ECOWAS Parliament was established.


Affirming the important role of the ECOWAS Parliament in the
bloc’s journey towards a future of peace and prosperity for all, Tinubu said
success cannot be achieved without the loyal contribution and hard work of the
community’s legislative agency.


Source link: Nigerianeye

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