The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the attempted military coup in Gabon.
Atiku said military rule was an aberration and had no place in Africa. He charged the African Union to stand firm on its rule on zero tolerance forced take-over of government by the military.
Atiku, who took to his official Twitter handle, @atiku, on Tuesday personally tweeted:
“The attempted coup in Gabon stands condemned. Military rule is an aberration and has no place in Africa. The African Union, in line with its rules, should stand firm on its zero tolerance for forceful alteration of government on the continent.”
The tweet was signed AA, confirming that it was a personal tweet from Abubakar Atiku himself. This is as indicated in the profile of the @atiku Twitter that all his personal tweets are signed AA.
It will be recalled that there was an attempted coup in took place in Gabon on Monday. Authorities said that the coup was perpetrated by junior officers.
Three soldiers wearing the green beret of the Republican Guard were visible in a video of the speech during the attempted coup.
According to Associated Press, Guy-Betrand Mapangou, the government’s spokesman, told Radio France International that the authorities already took control of the situation.