PDP, NLC, Obi and others oppose military action against Niger
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on August 14, 2023
The economic Community of West African States’ planned military action against the junta in Niger grew as the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, urged ECOWAS to embrace dialogue.
In a statement signed by its President, Joe Ajaero, NLC warned the regional bloc against the use of military forced to remove the military junta in the Niger Republic, stating that the disadvantages outweigh the benefits.
The congress claimed that such a move would only put the lives of the deposed President and his family in danger, cause the entire region, including Northern Nigeria, to become unstable, and result in the loss of many lives.
On his part, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi, joined the call for a total diplomatic resolution of the political crisis in the Niger Republic.
Similarly, the Peoples Democratic Party and the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama faulted the planned military action against the junta.