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Declaring war on Niger needless-CNPP tells Tinubu, ECOWAS




Conference Of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, said declaring war as an option to resolving the crisis in the Niger Republic is needless.

Deputy National Publicity Secretary James Ezema of CNPP disclosed this in a statement to Kemi Filani on Thursday.

Following the Military coup in the Niger Republic last month, World leaders, including the leadership of ECOWAS, had advocated for the return of President Mohamed Bazoum’s elected government.

Recently the Nigerian government also cut the electricity supply to Niger as the tension continued to mount.

In reaction to the brewing regional crisis, CNPP said the President Bola Tinubu government, who doubled as the chairman of ECOWAS, should use diplomacy to restore constitutional order in the Republic of Niger.

CNPP: “Because of the economic realities in the country, Nigeria cannot afford to fund the war as many West African countries are opting out of the war option.

“ECOWAS should negotiate with the military junta in Niger and find a middle ground. No sacrifice too much in a bid to save lives and very limited resources”, the CNPP stated.

On July 26, the Coupist announced a takeover of Bazoum’s elected government.