Former Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani has called on President Bola Tinubu to make ousted Nigerien President President, Mohamed Bazoum, a co-president of Nigeria.
Sani made the call in a tweet on his official handle on Wednesday in reaction to the threat of military intervention in the Niger Republic should the coup leaders in that country fail to hand over power to Bazoum.
Recall that Bazoum was ousted on July 26th by his elite presidential guard who seized power and then detained him. The military coup drew condemnation from the US, France, the UN, and the EU amongst other countries.
In its reaction, ECOWAS under the chairmanship of Tinubu imposed sanctions on the country and, gave the putschists a week to restore Bazoum to power. The one-week ultimatum has since expired Sunday, August 6th.
Tinubu, however, said the bloc will do its best to resolve the crisis amicably but ECOWAS said it could resort to military intervention as a last resort. Niger’s junta meanwhile warned it would meet force with force.
According to Sani, when the military in Ghana overthrew President Kwame Nkrumah, President Sekou Toure of Guinea offered him the position of Co-President of Guinea.
He, therefore, urged Tinubu, Akufo Addo, and other ECOWAS members to extend similar love to Bazoum instead of threats of war.
When the Military in Ghana overthrew President Kwame Nkrumah,President Sekou Toure of Guinea offered him the position of Co-President of Guinea.Presidents Tinubu of Nigeria,Nana Akufo of Ghana and other Ecowasians can show similar love to Bozoum instead of threats of war.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) August 9, 2023
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that
ECOWAS has slammed the Niger Republic with more sanctions over the military coup in the restive West African nation.