Nigeria’s Bankole Adeoye has been elected as African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security.
A statement on Tuesday signed by the Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye announcing the election, appreciated the efforts of members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in securing the position.
The statement read: “The Federal Government of Nigeria appreciates the role played by ECOWAS Member States in unanimously supporting the election of Ambassador Bankole Adeoye as the next Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security in the African Union Commission.
“The Government of Nigeria is grateful to the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government for their invaluable overwhelming cooperation and support to the Nigerian candidate.
“At the same time, the Federal Government deeply appreciates all the 54 Heads of State and Government of African States. The overwhelming support, a resounding vote by the 55 Member States.”
It added that: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is grateful to the Special Envoys of Mr. President, who led from the frontlines in the campaign for the candidacy of Ambassador Adeoye, snd deeply appreciates their efforts.”