A security expert Mr. Samuel Nana Appiah has asked ECOWAS to sanction African leaders who fail their people instead, but sending soldiers to Niger is a wrong decision.
Speaking on Plan B FM late afternoon show EBAANOSEN, with Ohene Kinnah, Nana Appiah stressed that, the repercussions of ECOWAS’s decision will not help Africa as a whole because issues that lead to military takeovers in African continents are not properly addressed, which include corruption, abuse of power, unemployment, hardships, imperialism, lack proper healthcare, security issues and lack of social amenities which need to be addressed because if all these things are well catered for there will be no coup in Africa.
He continued that, if care is not taken, it will allow the Western World to dictate for African countries because security will be jeopardized if ECOWAS continues to solve problems in Africa this way.
“ECOWAS must take a second look at their decision to send troops to Niger because it could create mayhem”
In other words, the National Democratic Congress has cautioned that the government should not contribute any soldiers for ECOWAS intervention.
“Where was ECOWAS in the events leading to the coup?
No Ghanaian soldier should be sent to Niger as an intervention force,” Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has cautioned.
According to him, Ghana also has more pressing issues that require urgent attention, so it will be unnecessary for the government to invest resources in military intervention instead of addressing the problems of Ghanaians.
If ECOWAS wants to stop the coup, it is not an intervention.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) threatened to carry out military intervention in Niger if the ousted President Mohamed Bazoum was not released and reinstated on Sunday, August 6, 2023.
The coup leaders closed the country’s airspace until further notice, citing the threat of military intervention from their neighbors.