ECOWAS Parliament To Conduct Direct Election of Members


The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is to conduct direct elections for members of its parliament following a decision reached at a meeting in Niamey, Niger Republic.

Currently, members are selected from parliamentarians of member countries.

Announcing the new method, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, Speaker, said an adhoc committee has been set up to make recommendations.

“This is a project which I hold dearly and the committee should do all within its powers to bring it into reality,” he said, adding that the committee would have to work with regional and national parliaments for the purpose.