Ecowas leaders praise Gambia for peaceful election

Ecowas leaders praise Gambia for peaceful election


Leaders of Ecowas meeting in Abuja, Nigeria have congratulated President Adama Barrow on his election for a second term and commended him and the Gambian people for the peaceful, free and fair conduct of the election. They spoke on Sunday during the opening ceremony of the 60th ordinary session of the Ecowas heads of state and government summit.

Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the Ecowas Commission, hailed the growth of democracy in The Gambia and the successful and orderly conduct of the election which he said is a model in the sub region.

Summit host, Muhammadu Buhari and Ghanaian leader Nana Addo and chairman of the regional body congratulated President Barrow and the Gambian people for a credible election. Also, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), hailed for democracy and peace in the sub region.


Meanwhile the summit is expected to confirm Gambia’s Dr Omar Touray as President of the Ecowas Commission.