Ecowas Rejects Niger Junta 3 years Transition Plan


The three-year power transition plan proposed by the military junta in the Niger Republic was rejected by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security Abdel-Fatau Musah announced the decision of the intergovernmental body of West African countries.


On Saturday night, Niger Republic’s self-proclaimed Head of State Abdourahmane Tiani declared that civilian rule would be restored in three years.


The leader of the coup did not provide specifics, only saying that a dialogue hosted by the junta would determine the transition’s principles within 30 days.


Our goal is not to seize authority. The duration of the transition will be no more than three years. Tiani had previously urged political parties to present their plans for the transition within 30 days.


After meeting with an ECOWAS delegation led by General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the former head of state of Nigeria, the junta leader made his remarks.


Musah responded to Tiani’s suggestion by saying ECOWAS would no longer tolerate lengthy transition periods in the region.


There will be no more extended transition in the region, and ECOWAS will not tolerate it. All they need to do is get everything ready to hand over as soon as possible.


The sooner they return authority to the people of Niger and focus on their primary duty—protecting the country’s borders—the better.


Musah also stated that the “military aspect is very much on.”


The head of the junta has stated that the Niger Republic does not seek war, but will defend itself against any foreign intervention.


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