The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) has announced new update on Monday after deadline given to Niger Coup leaders to return power back to Democratic government elapses.
It scheduled yet another meeting on the Niger crisis.
ECOWAS leaders had met in Abuja on August and issued a 7-day deadline for the Niger junta to reinstate ousted President Mohamed Bazoum or risk sanctions, including possible military intervention.
The deadline is Sunday, August 6th
President Bola Tinubu doubled as ECOWAS chairman sent a high-powered delegation to the country to meet with the coup leaders, on Thursday for peace talk.
However efforts to resolve the crisis through dialogue failed.
However on Monday, President Bola Tinubu, the ECOWAS chairman, sent a notice of meeting scheduled for Thursday in Abuja.
A copy of the notice was obtained by DAILY GIST on Monday
It reads: “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has convened another Extraordinary Summit of the Authority on the political situation in the Republic of Niger. The Summit will hold in Abuja, on Thursday, August 10, 2023.”
“The ECOWAS Leaders will be considering and discussing the political situation and recent developments in Niger during the Summit.”
More details to follow…