Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed his utmost concern over the rising and trending military coup d’etats in West Africa. ayokinews.com reports
President Buhari, who spoke at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, US, described the “unconstitutional takeover of power” to be eroding the democratic gains of West Africa.
He also spoke on other trending issues affecting the African social, economic and political developments.
President Buhari said, “In West Africa especially, our democratic gains of the past decades are now being eroded. The recent trend of unconstitutional takeover of power, sometimes in reaction to unilateral changes of constitutions by some leaders, must not be tolerated by the international community.
“Nigeria fully supports the efforts by ECOWAS to address this growing challenge and appreciates the support of both the African Union and the United Nations.
“In this regard, I would like to reiterate that as leaders of our individual Member-States we need to adhere to the constitutional provisions of our countries, particularly on term limits. This is one area that generates crisis and political tension in our sub-region.”