Senior UN mediation adviser, Emmanuel Bombande has praised Ghanaians for calling on ECOWAS to intervene during the ENDSARS protest.
Emmanuel Bombande said he is happy to see youth from Ghana and other African countries calling on the ECOWAS to speak on the issues and ultimately intervene in the reported cases of violence in Nigeria.
Sharing his expert views on the recent happenings in Nigeria, he said there is a need to relook at issues of sovereignty in the Sub-Region because the 15 member states of ECOWAS has the same goal of helping the sub-region.
According to him, everything of a threat to Nigeria is of a threat to Ghana.
He believes that the comments from leaders from the sub-region were just to remind Nigeria and its leadership of how they have to protect the peace of the region but not interference in their affairs.
Ghanaians and other African countries join the citizens of Nigeria on social media to call for the end of SARS.
They also called on ECOWAS to be more proactive in dealing with issues like this.
President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari speaking to the ENDSARS protest asked other African countries and the international community to seek all the facts in the end SARS protest before taking a position.
Buhari in a tweet said, “To our neighbours in particular, and members of the international community, many of whom have expressed concern about the ongoing development in Nigeria, we thank you and urge you all to seek to know all the facts available before taking a position or rushing to judgement and making hasty pronouncements.”
President Akufo-Addo who is the ECOWAS Chair yesterday called for calm and asked the government and the protesters to use dialogue to resolve the impasse in the country.
But President Buhari said the youth of Nigeria should not use the protest to disrupt the good policies of the government.
He, therefore, asked them to stop their street protests as the government has taken note of their concerns.
”I, therefore, call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions.
Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding.”