Northern Senators Condemn Rising Coups in West Africa

The Northern Senators Forum (NSF) has condemned the rising spate of coups in West African subregion.

 

The forum also urged the military junta in Niger Republic to embrace negotiations and “soften” relationships with other West African countries.

 

The NSF in a communique it issued after its meeting at the National  Assembly on Tuesday in Abuja also called on the junta in Niger to immediately role out a transition programme to democratic governance.

The communique reads:

The Northern Senators Forum (NSF) condemns in a very strong terms the spate of military intervention in the democratic space in West African sub-region. The NSF also condemns in strong terms, the coup in Niger Republic.

 

The NSF urges the military junta in Niger Republic to soften the relationship with the rest of ECOWAS Community by setting free President Mohammed Bazoh and his immediate family to freely the country of his choice.

 

The NSF further urge the junta in Niger to bring about a transition timetable that will last not more than two (2) years period.

 

The NSF urges the ECOWAS to lift restrictions on Niger Republic in the interest of business and border comminities.

 

It is important that Nigerien should not suffer because of the coup that took place just as we have seen in Gaza.

 

We urge the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces and of course the Chairman of ECOWAS, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu to as a matter of humanitarian gesture, restore electricity supply to Niger Republic in line with the Nigeria-Niger treaty mandate.

 

We therefore call on the attention of Nigerien that we remain brothers, partners, Africans and above all, we remain human beings.

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