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Expect more coup d’état in Africa—Fani Kayode



Expect more coup d'état in Africa—Fani Kayode
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All Progressives Party (APC) chieftain and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has told African leaders and people in the continent to expect more coups after the military seized power in Gabon.

He made this known in a recent post shared on his social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, where he also said the coup did not surprise him.

Fani-Kayode further said the coups are likely to take place in the Francophone countries of the West and Central African part of the continent.

Taking to his X page, he wrote, “Sadly another coup has taken place in Africa. This time it is in the nation of Gabon where President Ali Bongo has been removed from power.

“It appears that the warning I gave in my last essay, titled ‘Does Killing Nigerien Babies Bring Glory to Our Name?’ was prophetic.

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“I am not surprised that this has happened and frankly we should expect more coups in the Francophone countries of West and Central Africa for the reasons I stated in that essay.

“I wonder whether ECOWAS or the African Union will threaten to invade Gabon too?”

The former minister’s statement is coming on the heels of a coup in the Central African country, Gabon.

Army officers in the country on Tuesday, announced the seizure of power after the third term re-election of President Ali Bongo on Saturday.


The top army officers who introduced themselves as members of the CTRI (The Committee of Transition and Restoration of Institutions) said, “We have decided to defend peace by putting an end to the regime in power.”

The electoral commission had said Bongo’s main challenger, Albert Ondo Ossa, came second after garnering 30.77 per cent of the votes cast, but the opposition rejected the result alleging electoral irregularities.

Bongo’s overthrow would end his family’s 53-year hold on power in Gabon.