Let Niger citizens confront junta, Guru Maharaj Ji tells Tinubu
Written by Taiwo Adekola on August 7, 2023
The founder of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has kicked against proposed moves by President Bola Tinubu to deploy military personnel for intervention in the troubled Niger Republic following the recent coup in the country.
In a statement in Ibadan, Maharaj Ji warned that it was wrong to attempt to restore democracy in the Sahel country by the use of force such as deploying troops.
It is the right of the people of Niger to fight for the restoration of democracy in their country if they so wish, and any attempt by anybody, anywhere, other than in Niger, will be tantamount to employing undemocratic means to achieve a democratic end,” Maharaj Ji said in the statement obtained yesterday.
THE newsman reports that Tinubu, who doubles as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS, had on Friday written to the Nigerian Senate to seek support for “military build-up and deployment of personnel for military intervention to enforce compliance of the military junta in Niger should they remain recalcitrant.”
The Senate, however, turned down the request on Saturday, urging ECOWAS to explore diplomacy instead of war.