President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday, wrote to inform the Senate of the coup in Niger Republic and the resolutions of the Economic Committee of West African States (ECOWAS) how to return the democratically elected Government to power.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio read Tinubu’s letter on the floor during plenary. The letter was titled: “Implementation of the resolutions of the Economic Committee of West African States (ECOWAS) on the political situation in Niger Republic
Tinubu said: “I present my modest compliments to the Distinguished Senate President and Distinguished Senators. I do have the honour to inform you that following the unfortunate political situation in Niger Republic culminating in the overthrow of His Excellency, President Mohammed Bazoum on 26th July 2023, the Economic Community of West African States under my leadership condemned the coup in its entirety and resolved alongside other members of the international community to seek the return of the democratically elected Government in Niger.
“Consequently, in a bid to broker peace and restore democracy in the country, the ECOWAS convened an extra-ordinary summit of the authority of Heads of States and Governments on Sunday 30th July, 2023 in Abuja. The body consisted the African Union and ECOWAS Protocols on constitutional changes of Government thereafter issued a communiqué, a copy attached, on the line of action decided upon by Member States.