Tinubu Gains Support of Central Africa Against in Coup in Niger
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News - August 16, 2023

Tinubu Gains Support of Central Africa Against the Coup in Niger

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has commended the united stance displayed by the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) regarding the political deadlock in the Niger Republic. This affirmation was conveyed through a press release issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

Based on the  statement, Tinubu spoke  during a meeting at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, where he welcomed the Special Envoy of President Ali Bongo Ondimba and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Gabon, Hermann Immongault.

Tinubu observed that President Ondimba, who also holds the position of ECCAS Chairman, conveyed a special message of endorsement and unity. This message affirmed wholehearted backing for the ECOWAS resolutions concerning the unconstitutional assumption of power in Niger.

He said “I appreciate the solidarity and support of President Bongo on the situation in Niger. We are working not to compound the problem. We have well-meaning people who have intervened.” 

The statement further mentioned that Tinubu comprehends the concerns of the populace regarding potential military intervention. He emphasized that ECOWAS remains committed to upholding sanctions and adhering to them rigorously.

Additionally, he expressed his contentment at the alignment between ECCAS and ECOWAS on this matter, underscoring that ECOWAS unequivocally rejects any interference in democratic governance.

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