Former Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council Spokesperson Daniel Bwala has stated that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu does not have the support of the majority of Nigerians to engage the Niger Republic’s military junta.
According to Daniel Bwala, who appeared on Arise this morning, Nigerians throughout the country do not want to go to war with Niger Republic because it will have a negative impact on the country’s economy and security.
“President Tinubu is leading but no one is following. He appears not to have the constitutional backing to engage militarily in Nigeria using the Nigerian armed forces, if you look at section 5 of the constitution, it is quite clear.
Even the provide in section 5, sub 5 where it says you can engage in special operation, even it hasn’t gotten to that level that he should engage because there’s no immediate threat to the territorial integrity of Nigeria. No threat against Nigeria’s interest or against the people of Nigeria.”
“The President does not also seem to enjoy the popular support of the people to engage. There’s no part of Nigeria at the moment that you will talk to about engaging Niger and you get the full support of the people to engage militarily. If you go to Lagos as we speak and you take a poll, asking if they support the military engagement in Niger, I am telling you they will not support. No Nigerian, nobody is backing him to engage Niger militarily.”