President Muhammadu Buhari is the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Buhari on Tuesday replaced the Togolese president, Faire Gnassigbe. He was named as the chairman at the end of the commission’s meeting in Togo today.
In a telephone interview, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu confirmed the emergence of the President, saying “He did not ask for it, they just gave it to him.”
President Buhari also took to Twitter to thank his colleagues for the honor saying they refused his rejection of the position.