From: Rakiya Garba Karaye, Maiduguri
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attempted coup in Niger Republic, saying that “any illegal effort to depose a democratically elected government is not only despicable, but also unacceptable to democratic governments around the world.”
This was contained in a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity Garba Shehu.
Speaking in a telephone conversation with Mahamadou Issoufou, on the situation in Niger Republic, President Buhari warned that “the international community is hostile to the change of government by violent and unconstitutional means.”
Buhari urged African leaders to “remain united against coups under whatever guise or form,” warning coup plotters to learn lesson from history on the consequences of instability caused by violent takeover of governments.
President Buhari also used the occasion to congratulate the President-elect Mohamed Bazoum on his election victory and the outgoing Presidents commitment to orderly and peaceful transfer of power.