Niger’s rebel leader accuse President of economic and social mismanagement in a speech to the nation

The leader of the rebel soldiers who captured Niger’s democratically elected president spoke to the nation on Friday, two days after the military coup.

General Abdourahmane Tchiani, who calling himself Omar, said the country needed to change course to secure its interests. conservation and he and others decided to intervene to overcome “security, economic and social challenges”.

“The CNSP’s actions were motivated by a unique concern of all to preserve our dear country, partly facing the deteriorating security situation in our country and our administration has left no real solution to end crisis, on the other hand with economic and social mismanagement,” said General Omar (Abdourahmane) Tchiani.

The general said he was speaking on behalf of the National Council for the Defense of the Fatherland (CNSP), the group of soldiers that claimed to have organized the takeover.

“I remind you. appealed of the National Council for the Defense of the Fatherland for serenity, calm, vigilance and patriotism to jointly overcome the above-mentioned security, economic and social challenges.

To the international community, the National Council for the Defense of the Fatherland reaffirms its desire to respect all international commitments to which the Republic of Niger subscribes, including human rights.”

The African Union and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) condemned the “coup” and called for the release of President Mohamed Bazoum amid reports that members of the presidential force is holding him inside his palace.

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