PMB Condemns Burkina Faso Coup

PMB Condemns Burkina Faso Coup

President Muhammadu Buhari has declaimed against the detention of the interim president, the prime minister and other ministers of the transitional government of Burkina Faso in an apparent coup d’etat.

PMB Condemns Burkina Faso Coup
Michel Kafando

PM News reports that the president condemned the coup in a statement made by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Friday, September 18.

According to it, Buhari and the federal government align with ECOWAS, the African Union and the United Nations in rejecting “the brazen contravention of the constitution and transitional charter of Burkina Faso by elements of the Presidential Guard under the leadership of General Gilbert Diendere”.

The president called on the defense and security forces of Burkina Faso to keep faith with the agreed transitional programme for the return of the country to full democratic rule after elections, which were due to be held on October 11.

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Following the news that the interim president, Michel Kafando, was freed, Buhari also demanded the immediate release of Prime Minister Isaac Zida and other detained ministers.

“Nigeria will give the fullest possible support to ongoing efforts by the ECOWAS mediatory team of President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Boni Yayi of Benin Republic to quickly restore Burkina Faso to the path of order, democracy and constitutionalism.”

“The president urges the people of Burkina Faso to remain calm and steadfast in support of the transitional order, elections and democratic governance with the full assurance that Nigeria, ECOWAS and the international community will uphold their right to peace, freedom, democracy and good governance,” the statement read.

Earlier this month, President Buhari sent through a special envoy 20 Hilux vans to the government of Burkina Faso to assist the country in the conduct of the upcoming elections.


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