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ECOWAS mourns ex-Sierra Leonean president

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr Kadré Ouédraogo has commiserated with the government and people of Sierra Leone on the passing away of their former President, Mr Ahmad Kabbah.

“On behalf of the community, I wish convey our sincere condolences to the family, the government and people of Sierra Leone as they mourn a great son of West Africa,’’ Ouédraogo said.

A statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the ECOWAS spokesman, Mr Sunny Ugoh, said that Kabbah died at the age of 82.

Ouédraogo said that the former President would be fondly remembered for successfully leading the country at a very delicate period in its history.

“He deployed his vast experiences in the UN system in managing the country’s economic challenges and political upheaval,” it said.

The statement quoted him as also saying that the region recalled how he guided the nation through the process of national reconciliation and recovery after a devastating civil war.

Ouédraogo urged the people of Sierra Leone to build on the legacy of the late President.

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