President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Wednesday had ‘extended discussions’ on the political situations in Niger and Gabon.
This was disclosed by the President’s spokesman, Mr. Ajuri Ngelale.
Ngelale told journalists in Abuja that: “The President has had substantive extended discussions with the Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau where issues related to the crisis in Niger Republic and the unfolding situation in Gabon were discussed.
“The two heads of States mutually agreed that the promotion and protection of constitutional democratic governance on the continent remains a paranoid priority and that the people of Africa living is the diaspora around the world making a huge impact to the social political landscapes of countries around the world and the economies of countries around the world continue to urge on the global community to advance the course of democracy on the continent for the sake of the economic prosperity of all Africans.
“So, it is of frontline importance to understand that President Bola Tinubu would continue to engage with Heads of State not just only in the African Union but also around world and those communications and engagements are on-going.
“President Bola Tinubu is watching closely with deep concern for the country’s social political stability and at the the seeming autocratic contention apparently spreading across different regions of our beloved continent.
“The President as a man who has made significant, personal sacrifices in his own life in the course of advancing and defending democracy is of the unwavering belief that power belongs in the hands of Africa’s great people and not in the barrel of a loaded gun.
“The President affirms that the rule of law and a faithful recourse to the constitutional resolutions and instruments of electoral dispute resolution must not at any time be allowed to perish from our great continent.
“To this end, the President is working very closely and continues to communicate with other Heads of State in the African Union towards a comprehensive consensus on the next steps forwards with respect to how the power in Gabon will play out and how the continent will respond to contagious autocracy we have seen spread across our continent.