She added that the situation in Gabon is a testimony that democracy will continue to be at risk until people learn to differentiate between political and military coups….CONTINUE READING....CONTINUE READING
Nigerian human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, has reacted to the military takeover in Gabon following an alleged fraudulent presidential poll.
TORI earlier reported that the Gabonese President, Ali Bongo, was deposed by the military days after winning Saturday’s presidential election.
Some senior military officers appeared on Gabonese national television in Gabon to announce that they had taken power and dissolved of all democratic institutions in the country.
The military also announced the annulment of Saturday’s election and the dissolution of the democratic government in the country.
Reacting to the development, which has become an issue of discussion in the wake of the Niger Republic military coup, Aisha Yesufu, in a post shared on Twitter, averred that African leaders make military coups attractive to people when they are denied free, fair and credible elections.
She added that the situation in Gabon is a testimony that democracy will continue to be at risk until people learn to differentiate between political and military coups.
She tweeted,“When you deny the people free, fair and credible election where their votes count, you make military coup attractive to them.
“What has happened in Gabon is a testimony to that until we learn not to differentiate between political and military coup, democracy will continue to be at risk….CONTINUE READING