Mali Coup: Buhari reacts, says it’s a setback to west Africa diplomacy

Mali Coup: Buhari reacts, says it’s a setback to west Africa diplomacy

With the ongoing incedents rocking the peace and democracy of Mali, the president of Nigeria has broken silence on the issue.

The military force of Mali of Tuesday arrested the President and Prime Minister of the country in a coup.


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Since then, major international organizations and peace organizations have been making necessary moves in restoring peace and army in the country.

Speaking on the coup on Thursday, the president of Nigeria, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (Rtd.) has condemned the coup and the incidents surrounding it and described them as great setbacks to West Africa regional diplomacy.

Buhari condemned the incidents in a statement made on his officitial Twitter handle @MBuhari.

He therefore urged the unconstitutional authorities of Mali to act in responsibly to restore peace and harmony in the country.

He wrote;

“The events in Mali are great setbacks for regional diplomacy, with grave consequences for the peace and security of West Africa. It is time for the unconstitutional ‘authority’ in Mali to act responsibly and ensure restoration of constitutional order, peace and stability.”

Speaking for Nigerians, the president declared the unwavering support of Nigeria towards the efforts of ECOWAS, AU, UN, and other international organizations in restoring peace to Mali.

“Nigeria strongly supports the efforts of ECOWAS Chairman, President Mahamadou Issoufou, for wider regional and continental consultations with ECOWAS, the AU and the UN, and the adoption of strong measures to bring speedy resolution to the situation.”

“A politically stable Mali is paramount and crucial to the stability of the sub-region. We must all join efforts, ECOWAS, the AU, the UN and other stakeholders, and work together until sanity returns to Mali with the restoration of Civil Administration.”

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