President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attempted coup in Niger Republic, saying “any illegal effort to depose a democratically elected government is not only despicable, but also unacceptable to democratic governments around the world.”
Speaking in a telephone conversation with Mahamadou Issoufou, his counterpart and outgoing President on the situation in Niger Republic, President Buhari according to a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu warned that “the international community is hostile to the change of government by violent and unconstitutional means.”
“It is utterly naive to attempt the removal of an elected government by force.
“Military political adventurers need to recognize the desire of the humans and appreciate constitutional order.
“I’m in particular concerned about the bad effect of coups on African balance, peace and development.
“Nigeria cannot be detached to these risks to Africa. Coups are out of style and the involvement of the military in violent alternate of presidency is doing extra harm than exact to Africa”, the President said.
The Nigerian chief urged African leaders to “continue to be united towards coups underneath some thing guise or shape,” warning coup plotters to learn lesson from history at the outcomes of instability caused by violent takeover of governments.
President Buhari also used the occasion to congratulate the President-select Mohamed Bazoum on his election victory and the outgoing President’s dedication to orderly and peaceful transfer of energy.
The Nigerian chief also applauded the Niger’s protection forces for suppressing the onslaught in opposition to the democratically elected Government of the humans of Niger Republic.