Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders 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, a 3-day conference, that ends August 31, was organised by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in collaboration with the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS). It 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: New Telegraph Nigeria