Don’t militarize diplomacy in the ECOWAS vs. Niger Republic conflict, Atiku’s aide implores Tinubu

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President Bola Tinubu has been pleaded with by Daniel Bwala, a media advisor to 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, to prevent the militarization of diplomacy in the Niger Republic.

Bwala forewarned that waging war against the Niger Republic would have predictable results.

Bwala pointed out that ECOWAS’s involvement in a proxy conflict with the Niger Republic would benefit Russia and NATO.

The constitutional attorney tweeted that Russia and other foreign countries would invade Africa to take advantage of its natural resources and oil.

Bwala asserts: “This proxy conflict that ECOWAS wants to start will be advantageous to Russia and NATO. Completely preventable; Why permit the West to exploit African soil as a battleground for the competition over Africa’s natural resources?

“At the moment, they purchase our resources because, according to the international convention on war and peace, they have no right to invade any African territory without permission. However, during a war, they are able to do so thanks to the various agreements they have with ECOWAS member states, which is how their military bases came to be located throughout different African nations in the first place.

“As soon as hostilities begin, they seize control of oil resources and related businesses, pretending to raise funds for either their armaments supply or active war support.

“Once the battles begin, they will see to it that the war in Africa intensifies and assumes hydra-headed proportions. There won’t be any progress, active trade, or most importantly, peace once the battle starts. I respectfully implore President Tinubu to refrain from militarizing diplomacy in order to avert foreseeable outcomes.


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