The Gambian Vice President Mohammed B.S. Jallow says it is taking sides with decisions of the regional bloc ECOWAS to restore constitutional order in Niger after an ultimatum for the military junta to stand down expired last weekend.
Speaking in his first exclusive interview with West Africa Democracy Radio, Vice President Jallow, expressed optimism that a concrete resolution will be reached as ECOWAS leaders meet in an “extraordinary summit” on Thursday, in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to discuss the various options for dealing with the Nigerien coup.
Responding to questions on a range of issues, Vice President Jallow insists that there is still a president in Niger as far as ECOWAS is concerned and it is just a matter of time for democracy.
Here is an excerpt from the interview.