Mr Bankole Adeoye, Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, has been elected Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Njenje Media News reports.
He won all 55 votes to emerge winner.
Angola’s Josefa was re-elected to head the Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment docket while Amb. Albert Muchanga from Zambia was re-elected to the post of Economic Development, Trade and Industry and Mining docket.
Incumbent Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, was also re- elected for another 4 year term.
In his reaction, Nigeria’s Minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama says his victory will help in the fight against terrorism