As against reports that the Senate has rejected the proposed military intervention of President Bola Tinubu, the resolutions from the closed-door session has proven otherwise.
In the resolutions, the Senate condemned the coup and commended Tinubu and other heads of state for their prompt response and the positions taken on the situation.
It stated that the leadership of the senate will engage with the president on how best to resolve the issue “given the existing cordial relationship between Nigeriens and Nigerians”.
“The senate recognises that President Tinubu via his correspondence has not asked for the approval of the parliament of this senate to go to war as erroneously suggested in some quarters,” Akpabio said
“Rather, Mr President has expressed a wish to respectfully solicit the support of the national assembly in the successful implementation of the resolutions of the ECOWAS as outlined in the said communication.
“The senate calls on the president of the federal republic of Nigeria as the chairman of ECOWAS to further encourage other leaders of ECOWAS to strengthen political and diplomatic options and other means intending to resolve the political impasse in Niger Republic.
“The national assembly to the ECOWAS under the leadership of President Tinubu in resolving the political situation in Niger and returning the country to democratic governance in the nearest future.”
“Further mandate the leadership of the Senate to engage with President Tinubu on behalf of the Senate and the National Assembly on how best to resolve the issue in view of the hitherto existing cordial relationship between Nigeriens and Nigerians.
“Finally, the senate calls on the ECOWAS parliament to rise to the occasion by equally condemning this coup and also positing solutions to resolving this compass as soon as possible,” he added.