ECOWAS Community Court of Justice on Saturday in Abuja elected Justice Jérôme Traoré from Burkina Faso as its new president. The ECOWAS Head of Information Department, Mr. Sunny Ugoh, announced this in a statement in Abuja.
The statement said Jérôme took over from Justice Maria Do Céu Silva who just served out her two-year tenure. “Justice Traore, who becomes the first male President of the 15-year-old court, will serve a two-year term with other members of the Bureau.
“The new President, who replaces Justice Maria, whose two-year term ends today (Saturday), was until his election the Dean of the Court,” the statement said.