Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has voiced his concern regarding the recent political developments in Gabon and the growing trend of autocratic governance in Africa.
Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, said in a statement that having personally championed and sacrificed for democracy throughout his career, President Tinubu firmly believes in the principle that true power rests with the people of Africa, rather than being secured through military force or coercion.
He added that Tinubu has also underscored the importance of upholding the rule of law and using established constitutional avenues to address electoral disputes, emphasizing that these democratic foundations should remain robust across the continent.
He is actively engaging with fellow leaders within the African Union and other international bodies, as he seeks to foster a unified stance and consensus on how best to navigate the challenges and ensure stability and democratic principles in the region.
Ngelale added that President Tinubu remains committed to the cause of democracy and the greater good of Africa’s people.