Fani-Kayode Names Two West African Countries Whose Military Is Disciplined, Professional

Fani-Kayode Names Two West African Countries Whose Military Is Disciplined, Professional

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said Nigeria and Ghana are the only two countries in the West African sub-region whose military is disciplined and professional.

In a post on his verified X (Twitter ) handle on Thursday, Fani-Kayode said the Nigerian and Ghanaian military is disciplined and professional enough to ensure that there are no military coups.

The former minister said both Nigeria and Ghana are Anglophone countries and have legitimate, accountable democratically-elected and constitutional governments and presidents with term limits.

Fani-Kayode stated that both countries have Presidents who are rational, reasonable and progressive who are neither stooges nor puppets of Western imperialist and Neo-colonial interests.

He added that both leaders of the two countries are not sit-tight dictators who wish to remain in power for life and then hand over power to their children, adding that the idea of a coup in either of the two countries will be resisted.

He wrote: “There are only two countries in the West African sub-region in which the military is disciplined and professional enough to ensure that there are no coups. The first is Nigeria, and the second is Ghana.

“Both are Anglophone and not Francophone countries, both have legitimate, accountable democratically-elected and constitutional Governments and Presidents with term limits; both have imbued and encouraged the culture of free speech and the rule of law; both have an independent and virile judiciary.

“And finally, both have Presidents who are rational, reasonable and progressive who are neither stooges nor puppets of Western imperialist and neo-colonial interests nor corrupt sit-tight dictators and monsters who wish to remain in power for life and then hand over to their children.

“It is for this very reason that the very idea of a coup, the truncation of democracy or the imposition of an unconstitutional Government in either of these two countries is not only unacceptable and repugnant but would also be resisted with every fibre of our collective being.

“I am proud to be a Nigerian primarily because we have been able to sustain our democracy for the last 24 years and have made appreciable progress. May God continue to be with our people, defend our country, preserve and protect our democracy and guide our newly-elected President.”

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