- Nigerians have been told to call ECOWAS leaders to order against using violence against the Niger Republic over the recent coup
- Former APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Najatu Muhammed, said President Bola Tinubu is using the Niger crisis to distract Nigerians
- Najatu said President Tinubu plans to use the Niger War to put aside the tribunal process challenging his victory at the poll
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A former director of the Civil Society of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Najatu Muhammed, said this in a statement on Thursday, August 10.
Najatu said if the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) succeeds with the request and plan to declare on Niger Republic, President Tinubu can declare a state of emergency to remain in power indefinitely, Daily Trust reported
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The activist said the state of emergency would allow Tinubu to put aside the tribunal process challenging his victory at the 2023 presidential election.
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Tinubu's former campaign director added that ECOWAS leaders should desist from violence and consider the devastating consequences of war on human lives in the Niger Republic.
“If Nigeria is at war, Tinubu can declare a state of emergency or martial law that will allow him to remain in power indefinitely, putting aside any tribunal or judicial process challenging his eligibility to even contest the election.
“With the backing of France and other colonial powers, he will deploy security forces to quail any form of protest to his undemocratic and unconstitutional machinations.
“Tinubu is aware that he is not eligible to contest. The Tribunal judges know this, APC as a political party also knows this. So, why is Tinubu so eager to go to war on behalf of France and with the backing of France in the name of democracy?”
ECOWAS orders standby force against Niger coup plotters, details emerge
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ordered its Chief of Defence Staff to activate a standby force to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic following the recent military coup that took over power from ousted president Mohamed Bazoum.
This was disclosed in a resolution on the Niger coup at the ECOWAS Extraordinary meeting in Abuja on Thursday, August 10.
The resolution was read by the President of ECOWAS, Omar Alieu Touray.
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The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the announcement made by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ordering an immediate standby force against the coup leaders in the Niger Republic.
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Fani-Kayode said ECOWAS’ order declares that the sub-region organisation is on a war footing.
Niger Coup: Reno Omokri tells ECOWAS, Tinubu what to do as Gen Tchiani threatens to kill Bazoum
Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan, has told the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and President Bola Tinubu what to do should General Abdourahmane Tchiani carry out his threat to kill President Mohamed Bazoum.
He urged ECOWAS and President Tinubu to respond to the threat with a strong warning.
Tension as former Niger rebel leader launches group to counter coup plotters
Tension is brewing in Niger Republic after former rebel leader and politician Rhissa Ag Boula launched a movement to counter coup plotters who ousted President Mohamed Bazoum from office.
In a statement, Boula said the group is called the Council of the Resistance for the Republic (CRR).