As talks about Niger coup d’etat dominate world media, the new military Head of State of Niger Republic, Gen. Abdourahamane Tiani, has finally opened up with a dirty reply amidst pressure from President Bola Tinubu.
The Presidential Guard, on Wednesday, had seized power in a bloodless coup d’etat, holding president Mohamed Bazoum hostage.
Announcing the successful takeover on a national television, the soldiers named Gen. Tiani the new leader of the impoverished nation.
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Since then President Tinubu, who is embarrassed at the development due to his status as the Chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has been trying to galvanize support across the globe to pressure the mutinied soldiers to give up powers.
Reacting to Tinubu’s effort, the Nigerien Head of State said plainly that he has no respect for Tinubu whom he said is an “illegitimate” president.