President Jonathan Condemns Gabon Coup

President Jonathan Condemns Gabon Coup

By Ephraim Adiele | Associate Editor on January 8, 2019
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Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Niger Delta
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the coup attempt in Gabon. 

Speaking on the development, the former President said “I stand with the African Union in condemning the attempted coup in Gabon. While urging for calm, restraint and peaceful conduct, I also call on the military authorities to return the country to its status as a constitutional democracy.

“African countries may be facing different challenges, capable of visiting untold hardships on the people. However, the creativity required in resolving those challenges can only be located in the democratic space.

“As there’s no other alternative governance style that could deliver public good to a greater majority of the people. There’s no doubt that the socio-economic interest of continental Africa is better served under a stable atmosphere, which constitutional democracy guarantees,”

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