The International Association of World Peace Advocates IAWPA has expressed happiness over the current stand of the military junta as regards opening line of dialogue and discussion with the West African regional body ECOWAS that will help resolve the political impasse in the country.
The junta through its leader General Abdourahmane Tchiani had during a parley with Council of Ulamas disclosed it’s readiness to dialogue on the issue with the leadership of Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS, a development which IAWPA a leading organisation that promotes peace in the region said is highly welcome.
The association through its Director if African Affairs Amb. Johnnie Metchie in a press statement sited by our reporters in Abuja said the current stand of the leadership of the military government in Niger will help reduce the palpable tension that is brewing in the sahel region.
Amb. Metchie said violence or military engagement will never be the solution to the crisis rather it will increase it.
” We should have in mind that Libya is engulfed in military crisis that is affecting the whole sahel region likewise Sudan. Allowing any form of military engagements in West Africa now will cause a lot of humanitarian crisis that will not benefit Africa but the western Nations and military contractors who will come with various proposals to market their arms. This is why we are happy with the stance of the leadership of the military junta and we sincerely hope that the leadership of ECOWAS will accept the olive branch of the junta. Hopefully, we will be ready to be part of the process to bring about lasting peace in the country” the statement said.
In a related development, the International Spokesman of the association Amb Emmanuel Nkweke said to buttress the position of the association, it will be holding an international press conference in Abuja the Nigerian capital with Eminent Peace Ambassadors from the West African Nations in attendance.
“We will open talks with the president of Liberia Amb. George Opong Weah who is also an Eminent Peace Ambassador to help spearhead our push for diplomacy and dialogue in the region instead of military engagements. It is our belief that our efforts will yeild fruit” Amb Emmanuel Nkweke said.