NMLWS condemns Trump’s proclamation of support to Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara

Abuja (Nigeria) 12 December 2020 (SPS)- The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara (NMLWS), condemned in an official statement Today, the “proclamation” by the US outgoing President, Donal Trump, of recognition of Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

“This abominable act by Donald Trump goes against International Law, which recognizes the inalienable right of the Saharawi people to self- determination, and the United Nations Resolution 1514 (XV) Adopted by the UN General Assembly on 14 December 1960- the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples,” the organization stressed.

It further emphasized that “the right to self-determination is a right that the Saharawis do not owe any government or sets of government however powerful. The narcissist President after losing his bid for re-election, in his attempt to normalize ties between Morocco and Israel decided to trade off what does not belong to him. This is a crime. The Saharawi people are the only owners of sovereignty over Western Sahara,” the statement slams.

“Morocco has no locus standi in facts, history and International Law to trade the sovereignty of Western Sahara at all. Consequently, Trump’s proclamation cannot give legitimacy to Morocco,” the movement added.

The statement called on the President-elect of the United States of America, Mr. Joe Biden, “to reverse this despicable, historically backward act immediately he is inaugurated.”

The movement saluted “the heroic people of Western Sahara led by the Frente Polisario, for doing Africa proud. The Saharawi people are carrying the burden of terminating colonial rule in Africa. The burden is very heavy. This being so, it is the duty of all freedom-loving people and all those who respect humanity to denounce Donald Trump’s “proclamation” and give decisive support to the Saharawi People so as to ensure that Morocco’s colonial rule is terminated. Colonialism in the 21st century is a complete aberration.” (SPS)

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