Bashir Ahmad, a former aide to erstwhile President Muhammadu Buhari, has shared his thoughts on how Africa can achieve political stability.
According to Ahmad, there would be political stability if the leaders can embrace dialogue, diplomacy, and unity.
Ahmad’s advice to African leaders comes against the backdrop of the recent coup in Gabon which ousted its president, Ali Bongo
The Gabonese army officers highlighted serious institutional, political, economic, and social crises as factors responsible for the coup that they tagged, ‘necessary’ for the progress of the West African country.
Speaking via Twitter, Ahmad insisted that political leaders can pave way for a brighter future in Africa if they address the root cause of political instability.
Ahmad wrote, “By embracing dialogue, diplomacy, and unity our leaders and citizens can collectively address the root causes of political instability in Africa and pave the way for a brighter future.”
President Bola Tinubu Will Not Be Intervening In Gabon Coup
Meanwhile, Ahmad has said that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will not be intervening in the political crisis in Gabon like the case of Niger Republic.
Naija News reports that since the news of the deposed Gabonese President, Ali Bongo and the military takeover of power in the country broke, there have been concerns about how Nigeria, who is the leader of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would handle the situation.
Recall that ECOWAS and African Union (AU) have rejected the coup in the Niger Republic and have been deliberating on moves to resolve the removal of a democratically elected president in the country.
In a post via Twitter, Bashir urged Nigerians to avoid any panic or concern about the ECOWAS leader, the Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu.
According to him, Gabon is not part of ECOWAS but a member of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS); hence, Nigeria will not intervene in the crisis.
He tweeted, “Calm down. Gabon is not part of ECOWAS; the country is a member of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). So Nigeria, which is a leader of the ECOWAS, will not be intervening in the political crisis in Gabon, regionally.”
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