Keyamo Reacts As Buhari Set To Receive ECOWAS Democracy Icon Award
The Chief Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (APC PCC), Festus Keyamo, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the award set to be conferred on him by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Naija News earlier reported that ECOWAS is set to confer the Democracy Icon Award on President Buhari by the Chairman of the regional bloc and President of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Embalo.
In a statement on Wednesday, Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Buhari will have his name on the roll of honor in the ECOWAS new headquarters building upon its completion in Abuja.
Shehu said Embalo revealed this at a bilateral meeting with Buhari on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries in Doha, Qatar.
He quoted Embalo as saying that the award recognizes Buhari’s achievements in the defence and promotion of democracy as a system of government throughout the sub-region.
The ECOWAS Chairman said Buhari had done more than any other to support democratic governments in West Africa, just as he had done in waging battles against the emergence of non-democratic regimes.
Reacting to the development in a tweet via his Twitter account on Wednesday, Keyamo said Buhari deserves the award for organising one of the best elections in the history of Nigeria.
He wrote: “Congratulations, your Excellency. Award well deserved for organising one of the best elections in the history of Nigeria!”