December 4, 2023

Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, Prime Minister of Niger whose authorities was overthrown on Wednesday, provides an unique interview to France 24. He provides information of the elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, kidnapped for 4 days by his presidential guard. Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou additionally returns to the demonstrations in help of the putschist troopers in entrance of the French embassy in Niamey.

On the set of France 24, Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, the Prime Minister of Niger, affirms that the elected president Mohamed Bazoum, sequestered for 4 days by his presidential guard, “is doing properly” and that he “has the ethical” after the blow army state. “He is a good fighter and a seasoned commerce unionist. If he approaches this example with optimism, it’s as a result of we will consider him. He actually hopes that issues will evolve in the suitable route”.

After the announcement of the monetary sanctions determined by ECOWAS (Financial Neighborhood of West African States) towards Niger, Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou stated he was “very happy”. For him, it’s a “logical response” from his neighbors, “as a result of it’s a gratuitous coup, primarily based on no aspect.”

If the leaders of ECOWAS have additionally affirmed to not exclude a “use of drive”, Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou says he’s assured. “I stay optimistic,” stated the person who was minister of mines within the transitional authorities of Prime Minister Amadou Cheiffouen from 1991 to 1993 then minister of finance between 2011 and 2012.

“I do know the fragility of Niger,” he insists. “I do know the financial and monetary context of Niger. It’s a nation that won’t be able to withstand this sort of sanctions. On the financial degree, it is going to be a catastrophe. On the social degree, it is going to be a catastrophe. As a result of that Niger is a rustic that depends lots on its worldwide partnership.”

Requested in regards to the demonstration in favor of the army putsch concentrating on the French embassy in Niamey, the Prime Minister judges that it isn’t “an occasion led by the individuals of Niger as an entire.” Earlier than concluding: “I do know that the individuals of Niger don’t have any anti-French emotions”.