President Bola Tinubu and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have been asked by the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) not to declare war on the Niger Republic as a result of the most recent coup there.
The party’s position was outlined in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja by Alhaji Falalu Bello, the party’s national chairman.
PRP stated that it was still optimistic that Nigeria and the ECOWAS would engage in constructive negotiation to settle the dispute with the Niger Republic.
The party believes that going to war is “not in the interests of Nigeria, Niger, and ECOWAS,” the statement reads.
According to PRP, conflict might destabilize Africa by spreading violence and instability to other nations in the West African sub-region.
The group went on to say that it would be unfortunate if the long-standing bonds between Niger and Nigeria were damaged.
“A war would damage both countries and destroy their economic interdependence.
The statement included the following quote: “The PRP strongly urges President Tinubu, as the current Chairman of ECOWAS, to painstakingly pursue dialogue and diplomacy in resolving the impasse in the Republic of Niger and to exercise restraint and avoid taking any action that could lead to war.”
In addition, the statement asked Tinubu to concentrate on resolving Nigerians’ problems, such as unemployment, insecurity, and extreme poverty. (NAN)
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