Gambia will put up a candidate to vie for presidential seat of the regional bloc Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) following the approval by the cabinet on Tuesday, a statement from the presidency said.

“The cabinet discussed the Presidency of the ECOWAS Commission. Gambia is putting forth candidate for the Presidency of the ECOWAS Commission. This is the first time that the country is seeking the leadership of the Commission,” the statement explained.

“It is a rotational position in the regional organisation. The current ECOWAS Commission President, Mr. Marcel de Souza, is from the Republic of Benin, and his term expires in February 2018,” it added.

The position has previously been held by Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ghana and Burkina Faso. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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