Chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Bola Tinubu, has announced that the organization would host a special meeting of the regional leaders.
This was revealed by President Tinubu, in a statement in which he condemned the current political situation in the neighboring country.
This followed the coup in the Republic of Niger that had upended the constitutional political leadership in the West Africa country.
The meeting is set to hold on Sunday in Abuja.
He promised that ECOWAS and the international community would do everything to defend democracy and ensure democratic governance continues to take firm root in the sub-region.
The United States Vice President Kamala Harris and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in separate telephone calls with President Tinubu affirmed the support of the US and UN for the position taken by ECOWAS and the Nigerian leader to restore peace in Niger.
Recall that this is Niger’s fifth coup and marks the fall of one of the last democratically elected governments in the Sahel.