President Bola Tinubu has expressed deep concern over the spread of coup, which he called “autocratic contagion” that appears to be spreading in some parts of the African continent.
Reacting to the bloodless military coup which took place in Gabon, a Central African country today, August 30, President Tinubu said that he is closely watching developments unfolding in that troubled country.
Tinubu, whose position was made known by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, also expressed concern for the country’s socio-political stability in the wake of the coup d’etat.
“The President, as a man who has made significant personal sacrifices in his own life for the cause of advancing and defending democracy, remains steadfast in his unwavering belief that power belongs in the hands of Africa’s great people and not in the barrel of a loaded gun.
“The President affirms that the rule of law and a faithful recourse to constitutional instruments of electoral dispute resolution must not be allowed to perish from our great continent.
“To this end, the President will continue to communicate with other Heads of State within the African Union and beyond toward a comprehensive consensus on the next steps forward.”