Gabon Coup: Real reason military takeovers in Central African country

2023-08-31 19:38:29

Legit.ng - Nigeria news.

FCT, Abuja - The military coup in Gabon has continued to generate reactions among opinion moulders from Nigerians and the international community.

On Wednesday, August 30, she announced the taking over of the government of Gabon, nullifying the election conducted over the weekend, closing the country's borders and shutting down the state's institution.

President Bola Tinubu has described the development as a contagious autocracy spreading across the continent, adding that the rule of law must not perish in Africa.

On his part, Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) to negotiate the with the military leaders for them to return the barrack.

However, many African leaders have been blamed for the development in the last three years in the African continent due to poor governance, poor management of security and poverty growth, which has always been the excuse for the military coming in.

Speaking with Legit.ng on the development in Gabon, MS Ingawa, a public analyst, maintained that the development was a big threat to democracy but faulted many African leaders for pushing the people to the wall.

Ingawa said:

"It's a tragedy for democracy. But also, the people are pushed to the wall for having the same family ruling for 56 years."

Below is a list of African presidents removed by soldiers through coups in the last three years.

2023-08-31 News