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President Tinubu to Ecowas Judges: Only The Judiciary Can Protect Our Democracy

President Bola Tinubu has reaffirmed his commitment as the Chairman of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government to advancing judicial reforms with determined support, emphasizing that only integral and accountable judicial systems would strengthen democracy across West Africa.

The President, who spoke at a meeting with a delegation from the ECOWAS Judicial Council led by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the Council, at the State House, Abuja, yesterday, said, “We are committed to transformative democracy because we believe the judiciary can protect democracy. We are ready to support you as learned minds who have the requisite experience and institutional memory to comprehensively reform our institutions.

I assure you as Chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government that the judiciary is one of the pillars to protect our democracy and it is only in this regard that we can make a difference on the continent.” President Tinubu in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, congratulated judges from member-states who participated in the two-day council meeting in Abuja, applauding the successful conclusion of their deliberations.

He assured them that their recommendations would receive utmost consideration by the Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS. “We will work with you to ensure that your expertise is employed to promote justice in our democratic experiences on the continent and in the region. You are truly the last hope of the common man across our sub-region,” the President added.

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