Former President John Dramani Mahama has described the ongoing #ENDSARS protest in Nigeria as regrettable following the use of brute force on unarmed protesters.
John Mahama made this revelation in an interview with TV3, where he railed against the high handedness of Nigeria’s security officials and advised the current ECOWAS chair, President Akufo-Addo to be interested in events in other West African Countries.
He said, “What happened in Nigeria is regrettable. I don’t believe the security services should be so high handed against unarmed demonstrators. ECOWAS is responsible for peace and security in the sub-region. When you are ECOWAS chair you take an interest in what’s happening in other West African countries.”
Mr. Mahama continued to add that Ghana must continue have particular interest in Nigeria’s affairs as both countries are strategic partners in ECOWAS’ cooperation in terms of trade and security.
He continued, “Ghana should have particular interest in the issues of Nigeria. Nigeria is a country of strategic security interest to Ghana. If anything happens it affects Ghana. We are the closest English speaking neighbours to Nigeria. Also in terms of trade; the biggest trade in West Africa is between Ghana and Nigeria.”