A.U. vehemently condemns Gabon’s aborted military coup

Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission. Photo : Twitter / @AUC_MoussaFaki


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – The African Union has vehemently condemned the attempted coup d’etat in Gabon, adding that it would “not condone an unconstitutional change of government.”

In a tweet early Monday, the Chairman of Union’s Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat insisted that the attempted coup in Gabon “was strongly condemnable”.

“I reaffirm the AU’s total rejection of all unconstitutional change of power”. Mahamat slammed in the tweet.

Early this morning, Gabon woke up the news of an attempted coup by soldiers who briefly seized the national radio station.

They coupist led by Lieutenant Kelly Ondo Obiang, who branded themselves as the Patriotic Movement of the Defense and Security Forces of Gabon justified their action by the continued absence of President Ali Bongo from the country as evidence of his inability to govern the country.

But shortly afterwards, the Gabonese government spokesperson told reporters that the attempted coup attempt had failed and that four of the five soldiers who orchestrated the event had been arrested.

But the African News station next door in Congo said the full extent of the involvement of the military top brass is not yet known.

© Bur-csa – A.H – N.A / From our regional correspondent Tamba Jean-Matthew III – African Daily Voice (ADV) – Follow us on Twitter : @ADVinfo_eng