BREAKING: Tinubu, 7 Other Presidents Kick-Off ECOWAS Meeting Over Niger Coup

Aug 10, 2023 | Entertainment, News

President Bola Tinubu has led seven other presidents of the West African countries into the extraordinary meeting of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) over the political crisis in the Niger Republic.

Recall that President Tinubu, the ECOWAS chairman, scheduled another West African bloc meeting following the expiration of the ultimatum that was issued to the Niger military junta to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum.

The extraordinary meeting of the ECOWAS was being monitored by on the official Youtube page of the Presidency Nigeria.

Bazoum is the country’s democratically elected president, but the coup leaders have rejected the regional bloc, which has led to more sanctions on the supporters of the military.

The ECOWAS has hinted at possible military action against the junta, which was widely rejected, particularly in Nigeria.

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While five of the members of ECOWAS have been suspended due to military take over, the extra-ordinary meeting of the West African bloc commenced with eight members in attendance. At the same time, 2 of them were conspicuously absent.

Below is the list of the present presidents available for the extra-ordinary summit:

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  1. President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone
  2. President. Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco of Guinea Bissau
  3. President Everiste Ndayishimiye of Burundi
  4. President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire
  5. President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani of Mauritania
  6. President Nana Akofo-Ado of Ghana
  7. President Macky Sall of Senegal
  8. President Patrice Talon of the Benin Republic

Others that were not present at the event were:

  1. Togo. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  2. President Adama Barrow of The Gambia


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