Anthony Blinken, the secretary of state for the United States, has praised Bola Tinubu, the president of Nigeria, for leading ECOWAS in restoring constitutional order in the adjacent Niger Republic.
Emeraldloaded reports that Late last month, a group of military officers from the Niger’s Presidential Guards overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum, who had been duly elected.
With a number of sanctions against the coup plotters and their allies, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to which Niger belongs, has rejected the illegitimate change of leadership in the nation.
The regional bloc has also activated its standby force for possible military intervention in the event the Niger Junta refuses to revert to the status quo by reinstating President Bazoum.
However, taking to his verified Twitter handle on Monday evening, the US Secretary of State also said he spoke to President Tinubu about their joint efforts to reinstate constitutional order in Niger.
Blinken wrote: “Spoke to Nigerian President Tinubu to commend his leadership of the Economic Community of West African States and discussed shared efforts to restore constitutional order in Niger.”