ECOWAS heads of state and government except President Adama Barrow met on Tuesday in preparation for the 34th ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union on the election of the new management team of the African Union Commission.
Heads of state or mandated representatives of all ECOWAS nations attended the important meeting except President Barrow.
According to State House, it was the internet outage that caused the president to miss the summit which took place via video congress.
Internet went down in The Gambia on Tuesday for six hours causing disruption in almost every sector of the economy. The summit saw President Macky Sall of Senegal unanimously selected as AU chair.