A social critic, Reno Omokri is of the view that President Bola Tinubu shouldn’t have made public his request to the Senate for approval of military action against Niger.
Omokri observed that Tinubu’s request should have been a secret memo and deliberated on secretly by the Senate.
His observation was contained in a post via his social media platform on Saturday.
The social critic suggested that it was better to strangulate the Nigerien putschists economically until they restore the democratically elected President.
He wrote: “The request by President Tinubu to the Senate for military intervention in Niger Republic should not have been made public. Not by the Executive or the Legislature. Making it public was a mistake. Except it was done deliberately to intimidate the junta in Niger Republic. If not, it should have been a secret memo, which the Senate should have deliberated on secretly.
“We do not pray for war, and we should do everything to avert it. It is better to strangulate the Nigerien putschists economically until they restore the democratically elected President. The General who seized power should also be offered amnesty if he returns what he stole to the rightful owner. And if he wishes, he should be free to contest as President in the next election in that country.
“But war should be a last resort. And if we must resort to war, we should have a UN mandate, and the international community should pay for the war.”