President Bola Tinubu is expected to host a special meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, over the recent military coup in Niger.
Dele Alake, special adviser to Tinubu on special duties, communications and strategy, announced the development in a statement on Friday.
Recall that CREEBHILLS reported how Amadou Abdramane, a colonel-major, announced the removal of President Mohamed Bazoum from office in a late-night address on Wednesday.
Abdramane dissolved the country’s constitution, suspended all institutions and closed the borders.
“Following the coup in Republic of Niger that has upended the constitutional political leadership in the West Africa country, 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” the statement reads.
“President Tinubu as Chairman of ECOWAS, in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, condemned the current political situation in the neighbouring country and promised that ECOWAS and the international community he would do everything to defend democracy and ensure democratic governance continues to take firm root in the sub-region.
“US Vice President Kamala Harris and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in separate telephone calls on Thursday evening with President Tinubu affirmed the support of the US and UN for the position taken by ECOWAS and the Nigerian leader to restore constitutional order in Niger.”