President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday vie for the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, chairmanship position in Lome, Togo.
TheCable reports that a new chairman will succeed President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo at the end of the 53rd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.
Buhari departed Abuja on Sunday for Lome in company with a team of two governors and five ministers.
The medium further reports that Buhari was prevailed upon on Monday night by some West African countries to vie for the position.
“At a dinner on Monday night, some of the West African diplomats had a long discussion with Buhari and persuaded him to run.”
Other countries that initially showed interested in the chairmanship are Ghana, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde.