A controversial video showing protesters in the Niger Republic wielding a banner displaying an altered image of President Bola Tinubu has been circulating on the internet.
ADULAWO NEWS reports that the displayed image of Nigeria President Tinubu, who also serves as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government, was marked with cancellation signs.
In a notable act of protest captured in the video, demonstrators crossed out “Bola” from the banner and replaced it with “Ebola,” thus renaming the Nigerian President.
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The protesters took turns to slam the pictures of President Tinubu on the banner.
ADULAWO NEWS gathered that this is coming at a time ECOWAS is seeking to address the coup that overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum’s government in Niger.
Recall that ADULAWO NEWS had yesterday reported that President Tinubu sent a delegation, headed by former Nigerian Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd) which includes the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III and the President of the ECOWAS Commission, H.E. Omar Alieu Touray to Niger.
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Tinubu urged the delegations to engage all stakeholders intensively to reach a conclusive and amicable resolution in Niger.
He stressed that the focus should be on democracy and peace, rather than adopting other nations’ geopolitical positions.