ECOWAS today voted President of Cote D’IvoIre Alassane Ouattara as its new chairman.
Ouattara succeeds Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan.
The West African regional body also voted Desire Ouedraogo, a former Burkina Faso prime minister, as President. Desire Ouedraogo succeeds Victor Gbeho a former Ghanaian Foreign Minister.
The outgoing Chairman, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria told news reporters at the Abuja venue of the ECOWAS meet that "We have unanimously agreed that the President of Cote d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara would take over as Chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government,"
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