What Bazoum told us – Leader of ECOWAS delegation, Abdulsalami
Former Military Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), on Saturday, met ousted Niger President, Mohammed Bazoum.
Abdulsalami led a high-powered delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the troubled West African nation.
They arrived in the West African Country Saturday in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to reach a peaceful solution with Niger junta.
The delegation met with Prime Minister Ali Lamine Zeine who received them at the airport and led them to the presidential palace.
They met with General Abdourahamane Tchiani, head of the junta, and his team for about 90 minutes and later President Mohamed Bazoum.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Abdulsalami said, “We met him and heard his side of the story. He told us what was done to him and the challenges he is facing. We will communicate this to ECOWAS leaders. Doors for talks are now open for a lasting solution.”
The former Head of State did not go into details of the discussion with the ousted president.