Shehu Sani Reacts To Gabon Coup, Describes It As A Result Of “Suffocated Democracy”


Former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Shehu Sani has shared his thoughts on the coup in Gabon.

The officers claimed to represent all of Gabon’s security and defence forces, asserting their authority over the nation.

During their televised address, they declared the cancellation of the election results, closed all borders until further notice, and dissolved state institutions.

According to a Reuters reporter, gunfire could be heard in the capital city, Libreville, as tensions escalated following the officers’ announcement.

Speaking on behalf of the Gabonese people, the officers expressed their determination to safeguard peace by bringing an end to the current regime.

Reacting to the development, Shehu Sani pointed out that Gabon has operated a dictatorial system of government for a long time.

He argued that five decades of one family ruling a country is not democracy.

The former lawmaker noted that the coup came as a result of suffocated democracy.

Speaking via Twitter, he wrote, “Gabon’s father to Son Dictatorship has been overthrown by military coupists. Five decades of one family rule is not a democracy. This is what happens when democracy is suffocated. It’s sad.”


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