At The End Of ECOWAS Parliamentary Confab In Liberia, Wase Sworn-In As Deputy Speaker

Ahmed Wase (Photo Credit: ThisDay Live)

The Deputy Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase (APC-Plateau), has been sworn in as the first Deputy Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament.

The swearing-in was performed by the Speaker of the Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, at the opening of the second extra-ordinary session of the Parliament in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia.

This was contained in a statement issued by his Spokesman, Umar Puma, and made available to journalists in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr. Wase replaced the former Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, who did not seek re-election to the Nigerian House of Representatives after the end of his tenure.

The statement said that Mr Wase, as Mr. Lasun’s successor, was unanimously adopted by the Nigerian delegation to the Parliament as well as other members of the regional legislative body.

In his response after the swearing in, Mr Wase promised to join hands with his colleagues in the Parliament to work towards the integration of the sub-region.

He thanked his colleagues for the confidence reposed in him, assuring that he would bring his wealth of experience in the Nigerian House of Representatives to bear on the sub-regional parliament.

“I am grateful to my honourable colleagues for unanimously adopting me as the First Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.