Niger Coup: Tinubu Set To Hold ECOWAS Meeting On Sunday

President Bola Tinubu, will host a special meeting of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, in Abuja over the recent military coup in Niger.

This was disclosed by Dele Alake, the special adviser to Tinubu on special duties, communications, and strategy, in a statement issued on Friday.   

Recall that Amadou Abdramane, a colonel-major, had announced the removal of President Mohamed Bazoum from office in an address on Wednesday night.

Abdramane announced the dissolution of the country’s constitution, suspension of all institutions, and closure of the borders.

The statement reads, “Following the coup in the Republic of Niger that has upended the constitutional political leadership in the West African country, the Chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Bola Tinubu will host a special meeting of the regional leaders on Sunday, July 30th in Abuja.

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“President Tinubu as Chairman of ECOWAS, in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, condemned the current political situation in the neighbouring country and promised that ECOWAS and the international community would do everything to defend democracy and ensure that democratic governance continues to take firm root in the sub-region.

“US Vice President Kamala Harris and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in separate telephone calls on Thursday evening with President Tinubu affirmed the support of the US and UN for the position taken by ECOWAS and the Nigerian leader to restore constitutional order in Niger.”

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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