Tinubu urges ECOWAS leaders to end coups
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on July 11, 2023
President Bola Tinubu says coups will no longer be allowed in the West African region under his leadership as chairperson of the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS.
Between August 2020 and now, five coups have occurred in three West African countries, Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea with attempts in The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau foiled.
Nigeria’s neighbor to the North, Chad, had an unconstitutional change of government led by Lieutenant General Mahamat Idriss Déby after his father’s death in 2021.
Tinubu notes that although democracy is very tough to manage, it is the best form of government and countries of the region should adhere to it.
A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, Bukie Okangbe, is appealing to President Bola Tinubu to consider the appointment of party loyalists who worked for his victory as a priority when appointing his cabinet.
This is as she congratulates Tinubu on his emergence as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States on Sunday.
The national coordinator of National Progressive Hub made the call in a statement issued in Abuja today, Tuesday July 11th 2023.
The development is coming on the heel of Tinubu’s election as chairman at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.