Tinubu reacts to coup in Gabon

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The special adviser to President Bola Tinubu on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale has stated that the President is consulting with the African Union (AU) to decide the next course of action about the coup in Gabon.

This follows the announcement of the Gabon Military officers seized power from President Ali Bongo Ondimba, whose family has controlled the country for a half-century.

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He was declared to have been re-elected for a third term in a disputed election on August 26, 2023.

Ngalale in a press statement on August 30, 2023 said President Tinubu is working very closely and continues to communicate with other Heads of State in the African Union towards a comprehensive consensus on the next steps forward with respect to how the power in Gabon will play out and how the continent will respond to contagious autocracy we have seen spread across our continent.”


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