The National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) has urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to initiate an investigation into President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s allegations of certificate forgery.
In a statement released by NADECO’s Executive Director, Lloyd Ukwu, the group called for Tinubu’s immediate resignation as ECOWAS Chairman pending the outcome of the investigation.
NADECO USA further highlighted the allegations against Tinubu, which included certificate forgery at Chicago State University (CSU) and other drug-related offenses in the United States (US).
It stated that the allegations have been widely acknowledged and Tinubu has not refuted them.
The letter read:
“We believe that it is crucial for ECOWAS to uphold the highest standards of integrity and credibility in its leadership, which is paramount for the success of the organization and the region as a whole.
“Recent reports and allegations regarding the conduct of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria, the current Chairman of ECOWAS, have cast a shadow over the credibility and integrity of him and by extrapolation, ECOWAS, the organization.
“It is morally questionable and globally embarrassing for a president facing such allegations to hold such a prominent position within our regional organization.
“We respectfully call upon the member states of ECOWAS to initiate a serious and thorough investigation into the allegations surrounding President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who currently holds the position of Chairman.
“These allegations are not only detrimental to the reputation of ECOWAS but also raise significant questions about the moral and legal fitness of President Tinubu to continue leading this esteemed regional body.”