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ECOWAS Debunks Fake Transition Proposal for Niger


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has debunked the transitional proposal for the Republic of Niger as fake.

The commission accused the Agence France-Presse (AFP), a French International News Agency, of reporting that Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, Head of the West Africa bloc ECOWAS, suggested a nine-month transition back to democracy for Niger’s new regime as Nigeria had done in the 1990s following military rule.

However, in a communique by the ECOWAS via its X (Twitter) handle, the commission debunked the news as fake, urging members of the public to treat it as such. The commission also condemned the report written in French language and making on Social media.

The statement read, “The ECOWAS Commission’s attention has been drawn to a report of a so-called ECOWAS proposed transition timeframe for Niger.

“The report, which is in French and supposedly carried by AFP, is false and should be treated as fake news.

“The demand of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government is clear: the military authorities in Niger must restore constitutional order immediately by liberating and reinstating H.E. Excellency President Mohamed Bazoum”

Presidential guard commander, General Abdourhamane Tchiani had declared himself the leader of a new military Junta in Niger republic in the July 26 coup d’etat which detained the country’s president, Mohamed Bazoum.


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