Human rights activist Femi Falana (SAN) has urged leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to approve a tenure of two terms for presidents without further delay, adding that, in this era of military coup d’etat across West Africa, it was imperative.
Speaking at the opening of the maiden West Africa Civil Society Week (WACSW23) in Lagos, he said:” A tenure of two terms should be approved by ECOWAS for presidents in the region. In 2015, it was opposed by Togo while in 2022 Senegal, and Cote D’Ivoire did the same.”
The WACSW23 is a 3-day conference, which ends August 31, was organised by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in collaboration with the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS), aims to delve into the pivotal role of civil society in safeguarding democratic values, consolidating regional development and navigating the complex contemporary landscape.
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Source: Leadership Nigeria