ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Abdel-Fatau Musah, announced the decision of the inter-governmental body of West African countries in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
In a late-night address on Saturday, Niger Republic’s self-declared Head of State, Abdourahmane Tiani, said the country would return to civilian rule within three years.
The coup leader gave no details of the plan, saying only the principles for the transition would be decided within 30 days at a dialogue to be hosted by the junta.
“Our ambition is not to confiscate power. Transition period will not exceed three years. Meanwhile, political parties are urged to submit their vision for the transition within 30 days,” Tiani had said.