- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been asked to fix Nigeria first before making moves to restore democracy in Niger Republic
- The Labour Party said Nigeria already has enough crises ranging from insecurity, hunger and unemployment to deal with
- The opposition party said the ideal of restoring constitutional order and democracy in the Niger Republic is misdirected and laughable
The Labour Party (LP) has slammed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)'s move to restore democracy in Niger Republic after the military took over power from deposed President Mohamed Bazoum.
Tinubu advised to fix Nigeria first before attempting to resolve Niger's crisis
In a statement issued on Saturday, August 12, Ifoh said Tinubu should focus on Nigeria’s poor economy, as the hike in the prices of petroleum products and the soaring forex situation have further deteriorated the living conditions of the people.
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“We believe sincerely that charity should always begin at home. The holy book also said that one needs to remove the log on one’s eyes before talking about a spec on another’s eyes.
“The poor economic policies of the government, the hike in the prices of petroleum products, and the soaring forex situation have further deteriorated the living conditions of the people.
Nigeria already have enough crises
Ifoh added that this is not the time for Nigeria to be involved in a war as the country has enough crises as it stands.
He calls the move by Nigeria-led ECOWAS to restore democracy in Niger laughable, misconceived and misdirected.
“So, with a country with such an enormous crisis, thinking of waging war against another country or defending democracy is not only laughable but misconceived and misdirected.
“We already have enough crises on our hands, from insecurity, hunger, unemployment, poverty, and poor infrastructure, amongst others, I think the government has enough tasks to focus on rather than footloose into the internal affairs of another country.
Coup D’etat: Nigerian embassy in Niger Republic set on fire? FG reacts
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian embassy in the Republic of Niger had debunked rumours that its building was set ablaze by angry protesters of the coup-inflicted nation.
This development was made known by its High Commissioner, Dr Liti i. Auwalu, via a press release dated Friday, August 11.
Senator Ndume opposes military invasion of Niger at ECOWAS parliament, issues strong warning
Niger coup: Primate Ayodele releases terrifying prophecy on life of deposed President Mohamed Bazoum
Senator Ali Ndume of Nigeria has kicked against military intervention in Niger at the ongoing extraordinary plenary session of the ECOWAS parliament on Saturday, August 12.
He stated that the Nigerian Senate has vehemently kicked against and would not go to war with the Republic of Niger. Contrastingly, some parliamentarians held a more separate view noting that military intervention was necessary to serve as a deterrent and precedence to other countries.