The Chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Bola Tinubu, will host a special meeting of the regional leaders on Sunday, July 30th in Abuja.
This is on the heels of the coup in the Republic of Niger that has upended the constitutional political leadership in the West African country.
President Tinubu had condemned the current political situation in the country on Wednesday when members of the Presidential Guard detained the democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum.
He promised that ECOWAS and the international community would do everything to defend democracy and ensure democratic governance continues to take firm root in the sub-region.
“The ECOWAS leadership will not accept any action that impedes the smooth functioning of legitimate authority in Niger or any part of West Africa,” he said.
In a similar development, Mutinous soldiers who ousted Niger’s president, on Friday, declared the coup leader, Gen. Abdourahmane Tchiani, as the president of the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland.
They have also warned against any foreign military intervention, which it said “risks having disastrous and uncontrolled consequences.”
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