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Coup: Senators Reject Tinubu’s Electricity Cut-Off, Military Invasion Plan In Niger Republic

Byadulawo

Aug 5, 2023

Some Senators have rejected the plan of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to deploy Nigerian soldiers to Niger Republic and restore ousted President, Mohamed Bazoum to power.

ADULAWO NEWS recalls that President Tinubu, in a letter to the Senate on Friday, briefed the National Assembly on the proposed military invasion of the West African country and other penalties against the coup plotters in the Niger Republic.

But according to SaharaReporters, the Senate is currently holding a closed-door executive session to discuss the deployment of soldiers and the power supply cut-off already implemented in Niger.
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A source told the news platform that senators have refused to listen to Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, who urged them to support Tinubu’s decisions on Nigerthe West African country.

It was learned that senators are against both the deployment of soldiers and the power supply cut-off already implemented against Niger Republic by the Nigerian government.

It was also gathered that Akpabio’s appeal to the senators to give support to Tinubu’s request had fallen on deaf ears so far as the session continued.
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While giving an update on the close-door session, the source said: “The senators are in an Executive closed-door Session now (without the press or anyone) discussing whether to use force/military action in Niger Republic. Majority of the Senators are against deployment of soldiers and are even against the power supply cut-off as already announced by the Nigerian government.
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“Senators are still speaking and most of the Senators are vehement against any deployment of soldiers in any form. Deliberations are ongoing and Senate President is appealing for us to endorse the steps President Tinubu has taken so far, but the Senators vehemently rejected his suggestion and appeal.”

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