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NIGER: Tinubu welcomes Central African bloc’s support for ECOWAS

PRESIDENT Bola Ahmed Tinubu has lauded the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) for its solidarity in the face of the political impasse in the Republic of Niger.

The President today stated this when he received President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s Special Envoy and the Republic of Gabon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hermann Immongault, at the State House in Abuja.

According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the special message of support and solidarity from President Bongo, who doubles as the Chairman of ECCAS, expressed full support for the resolutions by ECOWAS on the unconstitutional takeover of government in Niger.

Tinubu went on to say that ECCAS’s backing demonstrated once again that military meddling in democratic governance is unacceptable anywhere, and especially not on the African continent.

“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,” he said.

“I understand the fear of our people on any form of military action. We are working to keep the sanctions in place and we are following them to the letter. We are happy to know that ECCAS is with us on this. Interference in democratic governance is not acceptable to ECOWAS.”

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