Social critic Reno Omokri has expressed his concerns over President Bola Tinubu’s public request to the Senate for military action against the Niger Republic. In a post on his social media platform, Omokri suggested that such requests should have been handled with utmost secrecy, urging for closed-door deliberations within the Senate.
Omokri added that making the request public might have been a mistake unless it was a deliberate move to intimidate the Nigerien junta, he emphasized that war should be avoided at all costs, and instead, economic pressure should be exerted on the putschists until they restore the democratically elected President. He also proposed offering amnesty to the General who seized power if he returns the stolen assets to their rightful owner, and the option to contest as President in the country’s next election.
The Social critic underscored that war should only be considered as a last resort and stressed the importance of obtaining a UN mandate if military intervention becomes necessary. He emphasized that the international community should take responsibility for funding the war if it were to occur, he highlighted the need for caution and a concerted effort to prevent armed conflict, advocating for peaceful and diplomatic approaches to resolve the crisis in Niger Republic.
As the situation remains delicate in Niger, Omokri’s call for discretion and careful handling of sensitive matters underscores the importance of seeking peaceful resolutions to political challenges in the region.