Gowon declines the offer from FG and ECOWAS to discuss the problem

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Yakubu Gowon, a former head of state of Nigeria and one of the ECOWAS’s founding fathers, has declined an invitation to step in and help resolve the conflicts plaguing the organization.

Newsmen were invited to a “press conference” with Gowon at the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters in Abuja by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the ECOWAS Commission.

He was supposed to talk about the current situation in the region, specifically the coups and the threats made by the Republic of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso to leave the organization. He might also give long-term remedies to the problems.

According to the froshnaija, on January 28, the military juntas in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger declared their desire to leave the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), citing the organization’s alleged threat to member safety due to its “betrayal of its founding principles” and “influence from foreign powers.”

Additionally, they charged that the regional organization was abandoning them in the battle against terrorism and instability and was putting them under unfair, cruel, and careless penalties as a result of coups.

According to froshnaija, ECOWAS has been pressuring the three nations to revert to civilian governance by enforcing sanctions and withholding plans for protracted democratic transitions.

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