Niger Coup: PDP Warns Tinubu Against Launching Military Operations

With regard to the coup that resulted in President Muhammad Bazoum’s ouster, the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party have warned President Bola Tinubu against launching any military operations in the Niger Republic.

Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi State and chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, announced while reading the communiqué of the gathering of the party’s elected governors, which Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election, attended along with other participants.

He said, “The meeting advised the President, Commander in Chief and the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria not to go into any form of war with the Republic of Niger over the recent military coup in the country, rather all tools of dialogue and diplomacy should be further employed.”

The stakeholders, according to Mohammed, repeated their stance that they would not put up with any sabotage or anti-party activity and emphasized the importance of maintaining party discipline.

The communique noted that “No individual or group of individuals will be allowed to undermine the unity of the party and its processes.”

It also noted that the party’s leaders had reiterated their commitment to the party’s stabilization and repositioning, stressing that the meeting was a loud and obvious statement that the PDP will continue to value its members’ loyalty and unity and would do so by rewarding them.

“All the governors and organs of the party solidly support the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON, and the Vice Presidential candidate, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, to rescue the stolen mandate in the tribunal and would do everything lawful towards achieving this.

“The Governors will work in partnership with the party at the state and national levels to ensure good governance, transparency and accountability.” The communique read.

The Empire had reported that the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has advocated military action and other sanctions against the military personnel who recently overthrew the government in the Niger Republic, according to a letter from President Bola Tinubu to the Nigerian Senate.

The leaders of the West African regional bloc led by President Tinubu have been in talks ever since soldiers took control of Niger on July 26. These talks have focused mostly on penalties against the coup plotters.

Last week, members of the Economic Community of West African States, Authority of Heads of State and Government, on Sunday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Nigerien military to restore constitutional order and reinstate ousted President Bazoum into office. However, today marks the end of the ultimatum.

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