Focus on disease that births coups, not symptoms – Atiku tells African leaders

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the February 25 elections Atiku Abubakar, has urged African leaders to focus on the cause of the recent spike in military coups across the continent, rather than its symptoms.
The former Vice President joined other world leaders to condemn the coup in Gabon.
Young military officers in Gabon on Wednesday, overthrew the government of Ali Bongo barely 36 days after an earlier military coup in Niger Republic that brought the administration of President, Mohamed Bazoum to an end in July 26th.
Note that seven countries in Africa are presently under military rule including; Republic of Chad, The Republic of Niger, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali and now Gabon.
Reacting to this Development, Atiku said: “The coup in Gabon stands condemned. Democracy and democratic governance have come to stay as a preferred form of government, and everything should be done to enthrone, nurture, and sustain it.
“As I suggested in the case of the Niger Republic, the ECOWAS and African Union authorities should open a window of diplomatic engagement that will pave the way for the soldiers to return to the barracks.
“The latest coup brings the number of military takeovers in Central and West Africa to 8 since 2020. This is worrisome and calls for introspection. We may have to focus on dealing with the disease and not the symptoms that birth coups.”
Techrectory with Agency Report

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