Shehu Sani Urges Tinubu: Let Niger Decide Its Governance, Not France

Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, has made a passionate plea to President Bola Tinubu. He urged Tinubu not to succumb to pressure from France and emphasized that the governance of Niger should be determined by its own people.

The call comes amidst Nigeria’s decision to cut off electricity supply to Niger as a measure to exert pressure on the military junta that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum. This move was taken in line with the ECOWAS leaders’ decision during their meeting in Abuja, where they issued a one-week ultimatum for the junta, led by General Abdourahmane Tchiani, to reinstate President Bazoum.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Senator Shehu Sani expressed his concern about the power outage in Niger and emphasized the importance of respecting the will of the Nigerien people when it comes to their governance.

He said: “The reported Nigerian alleged tampering with electricity supply to Niger Republic is wrong. We must not use power supplies as a means of political blackmail.

“It will not change anything. If Niger decides to build their power station across their part of the River Niger, our Kainji Dam will be rendered useless.

“President Tinubu and ECOWAS leaders should allow the people of Niger to decide on how they want their country to be governed. Don’t be instigated by France to go to war that we don’t need.

“When we had a military regime, we fought to free ourselves; let them make their decisions.”

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