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Statement by ECOWAS Chairman on the result of Nigeria’s Presidential Election 2015

Release by the Chairman of The Authority of ECOWAS on the results of the Nigeria Presidential Election of 28 March 2015

ECOWAS has received with deep satisfaction, the declaration of the results of the March 28 Nigerian Presidential and Parliamentary elections by the Independent National Electoral. Commission (INEC)

On behalf of the Community, I wish to congratulate the Government and people of Nigeria on this great achievement.

ECOWAS notes the peaceful and transparent conduct of the election, and congratulates General Muhammadu BUHARI, the Presidential candidate of the APC who emerged the winner from the results, while commending the leadership and statesmanship demonstrated by  H.E. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and  Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), by accepting the results and congratulating the winning candidate.

ECOWAS also notes the high sense of duty and professionalism exhibited by the Independent National Electoral Commission led by Professor Attahiru Jega, which was a significant factor in the success of the elections.

ECOWAS commends the people of Nigeria for the determination and courage demonstrated throughout the period of the elections. This is a clear indication of the collective commitment of the Nigerian stakeholders towards strengthening democracy and good governance in line with our Community Protocols.

ECOWAS urges all political parties, candidates, their supporters and the general public to accept the verdict of the Electoral Commission, continue to observe the atmosphere of peace and employ exclusively legal and constitutional means to seek redress for any grievances.

                                              ACCRA, 31 March 2015

 H.E. John Dramani Mahama

President of the Republic of Ghana and the Chair of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government.


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