Kaduna state, Nigeria – The former Senator of Kaduna Central District, Shehu Sani has sent a strong message to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Nigerian leader and chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
As a president, Tinubu necessitates acting in the regional interest and in defence of democracy, but it could prove very costly to the other hat, as ECOWAS chairman.…CONTINUE READING
Shehu Sani tackles Tinubu as ECOWAS activates military standby force in Niger
On Thursday, August 9, ECOWAS, after a meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria, activated its standby force for possible action against the Niger Republic Junta, with the aim of restoring constitutional order in the country.
Reacting to the development on Twitter, the former lawmaker urged President Tinubu, and other West African leaders not to drag Nigeria into war because of the coup in Niger Republic.
ECOWAS communique is contradictory;Opting for dialogue and setting up a standby force.Our message to the leaders of West Africa is unambiguously clear;DO NOT drag us to war because of coup in Niger Republic.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) August 10, 2023
Nigerians took to the comment section of Twitter and reacted to the development.
“Deployment of standby force is not a great idea. We totally don’t like military action in Niger.”
“President Bola Tinubu cannot send Nigeria Troops to join the ECOWAS forces because Senate rejected his request. It would amount to impeachable offence should Nigeria troop be included in ECOWAS thoughtless military onslaught.”
“Who is ‘Our’ in your statement?
“Everyone wants the military to go, so I don’t know where you are dragging some of us into your personal decision. Abeggi, Apari, becareful oo.”
“Very contradictory. They should carry their family members to war and ensure there’s no other civilian casualty. Bunch of charlatans.”
“I really don’t know what they stand to gain here.. leave them to their troubles… Is that too much to ask?..
“Instead of them to work on the chance of something like this happening again, you want to use force on another country.”…CONTINUE READING