Northern Senators Condemn Niger Coup, Caution Against Use Of Military Power
The Northern Senators Caucus of the 10th Assembly under the leadership of Senator Abdul Ahmad Ning has condemned the unfortunate developments in Niger Republic.
This they noted in a Press Briefing conveyed by Senator Suleiman A. Kawu Sumaila, the Spokesperson of the Northern Senators Forum.
In his speech, Sumaila noted with concern and condemn in its entirety the unfortunate development in Niger Republic, where the military forcefully upstaged a democratically elected government of President Mohammed Bazoum.
The release says in part:
“The Northern Senators also take cognizance of the efforts of the ECOWAS leaders under the chairmanship of our Dear President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in resolving the situation in Niger Republic. The emphasis, however should be focused on political and
diplomatic means to restore democratic government in Niger Republic.
“We also take exception to use of the of military force until other avenues as mentioned
above are exhausted as the consequences will be casualties among the innocent citizens who go about their daily business. Besides, about seven northern states who shared border with Niger Republic namely Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Jigawa,
Yobe and Borno will be negatively affected.
“We are also aware of the situation of Mali, Burkina Faso and Libya, which may affect the seven Northern states, if military force is used. There is serious implication for our country, if military force is used without exhausting all the diplomatic channels.
“As democrats and representatives of the people we are hereby urging our colleagues to observe due diligence in invoking section 5 sub section (4) (a) and (b) of the Nigerian Constitution” he said