…President Buhari wants peace restored in West African country
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday condemned the military coup in Mali that ousted the Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and the Prime Minister, Boubou Cisse.
Nigerian President stated that the actions of Malian mutinous soldiers may spell doom for the West African region as it is capable of truncating peace and security of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The President revealed this on his Twitter handle.
While calling for the restoration of peace in Mali, the president pledges that Nigeria as a country will support the leadership of the ECOWAS Chairman and President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufouin ensuring broader regional and continental dialogues in necessitating speedy decision.
“The events in Mali are setbacks for regional diplomacy, with grave consequences for the peace and security of West Africa. It is time for the unconstitutional ‘authority’ in Mali to act responsibly and ensure restoration of constitutional order, peace and stability.
“Nigeria strongly supports the efforts of ECOWAS Chairman, President Mahamadou Issoufou, for wider regional and continental consultations with ECOWAS, the AU and the UN, and the adoption of strong measures to bring speedy resolution to the situation,” President Buhari tweeted.
The President of the most populous African country also urged stakeholders in Africa and international organisations to rally support for the stability of the troubled country.
“A politically stable Mali is parpmount and crucial to the stability of the sub-region. We must all join efforts, ECOWAS, the AU, the UN and other stakeholders, and work together until sanity returns to Mali with the restoration of Civil Administration.”