I’m Groping To Understand What These Lovers Of Nigerians Mean When They Say The ECOWAS Chairman Should Intervene

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I’m Groping To Understand What These Lovers Of Nigerians Mean When They Say The ECOWAS Chairman Should Intervene In The Raging Crisis In The West African Country.

It is as if, in their considered view, nothing is being done and that a mere statement from President Akufo-Addo can end the crisis.

An impression is also being created that diplomacy must necessarily be an interference and so Buhari can be toppled by some impregnable military forces stationed somewhere ready for action.

It doesn’t work that way. In fact, it hasn’t even reached a period where a public statement should be issued on a matter when there are ongoing behind-the-scenes talks.

People should realize that when the Malian crisis came, President Akufo-Addo did not first issue a statement condemning same. He and his colleagues engaged the military officers who had succeeded in toppling the Malian Government.

There is calm in Mali not because the ECOWAS Chairman issued threats or statements asking them to vacate their positions. There’s something in diplomacy that we all ought to learn.

Dear experts in international diplomacy, before you jump onto the bandwagon of these police brutalities in Nigeria, note that intervention doesn’t necessarily be a public proclamation. Moreover, intervention doesn’t mean interference. Let’s stop being experts in every field of study!

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.


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