The senator representing Abia North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Orji Uzor Kalu, has pleaded with President Bola Tinubu not to initiate any military action against the Junta in the Niger Republic.
He told the president not to allow the United States of America (USA) and France to compel him to initiate military action in the Niger crisis
Kalu said no Nigerian soldier is worth losing in such a crisis and that if indicating a military action was the position of the Economic Countries of West African States ( ECOWAS), Nigeria might have to pull out of its membership from the regional body.
Kalu’s reaction follows ECOWAS’ declaration of possible military action against the Junta on Thursday during a summit in Abuja, Nigeria.
Naija News gathered that the lawmaker made this appeal during an interview session he made available on his verified Facebook page.
According to him, the US and France want Nigeria to engage in the war, but the President should disregard their wishes, as going to war is not the right course of action.
Kalu maintained that “The United States wants us to go to war. France wants us to go to war. Why don’t they put their soldiers and go to war? We will give them the money to fight. Let them go to war on their own. We can not go to war. This war is in our backyard. I plead with the president to listen to the voice of the Senate. The Senate has said no, and I’m joining the Senate, and I join the majority of Nigerians telling President Tinubu not to go to war for the sake of brotherhood and the sake of Africa.
” I don’t think it is a good idea to go to war. What they should tell the Juntas to do now is to give us a Democratic transition plan for one year, six months, or two years to return to democracy.
“I don’t think any Nigerian soldier’s death is good enough to be killed for another country. It is not our war. It is an internal problem of the Niger people. We have nothing to gain.
“Nobody should attempt to take us into war. We cannot go to war with Niger at all. If it means pulling out of ECOWAS, Nigeria should pull out of ECOWAS if that is ECOWAS’s decision. We are a sovereign nation. Nobody can toil with 250 million Nigerians. It is not possible.”
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