President Bola Tinubu has condemned the coup in Gabon, which overthrew President Ali Bongo.
Africanglitz had reported that Gabonese senior military personnel had unturned Bongo’s third-term government.
The Junta cited irresponsible and unpredictable governance, resulting in a continuing deterioration in social cohesion and the risk of leading the country into chaos.
But reacting on behalf of President Tinubu on Wednesday, his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said the presidency is watching closely with deep concern “the seeming autocratic contention spreading across different regions of our beloved continent.”
Ngelale said “Tinubu affirms that the rule of law and a faithful recourse to the constitutional resolutions and instruments of electoral dispute resolution must not be allowed to perish from our great continent at any time.
“To this end, the President is working very closely and continues to communicate with other Heads of State in the African Union towards a comprehensive consensus on the next steps forward concerning how the power in Gabon will play out and how the continent will respond to contagious autocracy we have seen spread across our continent.”
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