Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have congratulated the President-Elect of Senegal, Mr. Macky Sall, for his victory in Sunday's presidential runoff.
In a communique issued at the end of their extra-ordinary summit in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, on Tuesday, they also hailed outgoing President Abdoulaye Wade ''for gracefully accepting defeat'', and for his contribution to democracy in Senegal and West Africa.
''Summit commends the people of Senegal for once more setting an example for the African continent by demonstrating maturity and democratic culture,'' the communique, obtained by PANA here Wednesday, said.
Meanwhile, the summit has also announced that it will support the candidature of Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the post of President of the World Bank.
A similar support has been extended to the minister by the African Union.
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