President Bola Tinubu has condemned the latest coup in Gabon, saying that he is working closely with his counterparts on the continent to deal with the situation.
Addressing State House correspondents on the President’s position, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ajuri Ngelale, said the President was deeply concerned about current threats to democracy on the content.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is watching developments in Gabon very closely with deep concern for the country’s socio-political stability, and the seeming autocratic contagion apparently spreading across different regions of our beloved continent.
The President is of the unwavering belief that power belongs in the hands of Africa’s great people, and not in the barrel of a loaded gun”, he noted.
He said the President was of the view that constitutional and electoral disputes should not be used as an excuse to forceful takeover of government.
“The President affirms that the rule of law and a faithful recourse to constitutional resolutions and instruments of electoral disputes resolution must not, at any time, be allowed to perish from our great continent”, he stressed.
The President, according to Mr. Ngelale, is in consultation with his counterparts on the continent, explaining that developments in Gabon will determine their line of reaction.
The President also had a discussion with the Canadian Prime Minister, Mr. Justin Trudeau, on issues related to the crisis in Niger Republic and the unfolding situation in gabon.
They agreed that the promotion and protection of constitutional, democratic governance on the continent remained a paramount priority.