President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, implored West African leaders to prioritize good governance and
collective prosperity as an essential tool to prevent authoritarian takeovers of power and
unconstitutional changes of government in the region.
The Nigerian leader, who is also the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and
Government, said this at the 64th ordinary session of the West African bloc at the State House, Abuja.
Addressing the high-powered regional gathering, the President identified good governance as a key
catalyst to secure popular support through the socio-economic transformation and development of
West Africa. President Tinubu also used the occasion to applaud President George Weah of Liberia for conceding victory and congratulating his opponent during the last presidential election in Liberia.
He invited leaders at the summit and other participants to give a standing ovation to President Weah.
He also acknowledged the presence of former President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, who in 2015,
displayed a similar commitment to democratic ideals after losing his re-election to the opposition.
candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.