In a global broadcast during the ECOWAS Summit, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, extended congratulations to Julius Maada Bio for his successful re-election as President of Sierra Leone.

The felicitations, delivered on behalf of the entire United Nations, were received with gratitude by President Bio during the live event.

Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, H.E. Leonardo Santos Simão, conveyed the message on behalf of Secretary-General Guterres and thanked the Government of Sierra Leone for the successful conduct of the multi-tier elections held on June 24th.

President Bio expressed his deep appreciation for the numerous congratulatory messages and warm fraternal felicitations on his well-deserved re-election.

He took the opportunity to extend his formal congratulations to his brother and colleague, H.E Ahmed Bola Tinubu, who attended his first ECOWAS Heads of State Summit as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

During the summit, President Bio reaffirmed his commitment to support the ECOWAS transition agenda for the restoration of democratic constitutional rule in Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Mali. He emphasized the importance of political governance and security within the Community.

President Bio also highlighted Sierra Leone’s successful elections, describing them as free, fair, credible, and peaceful.

He expressed gratitude to Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas and the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission Team for their professionalism and diligence in observing the elections.

The United Nations also extended similar congratulations to Nigerian President His Excellency Ahmed Bola Tinubu on his election earlier this year. Furthermore, the organization promised to provide support for similarly successful presidential elections scheduled to take place in Liberia later this year.