Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has alerted World Leaders, especially the United States, US, President, Donald Trump, condemning the military coup rumour making rounds in the country.
Osinbajo also in strong terms, condemned the recent developments in Cote d’Ivoire, in which a small fraction of the country’s Armed Forces, mutinied against the Government.
The alarm was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.
Post-Nigeria recalled, that the coup in Cote d’Ivoire occurred at a time when Nigeria’s Army Chief, TY Buratai, confirmed that Politicians were holding meeting with Army Officers and Soldiers.
He vowed to punish any indicted Officer or Soldier taking part in such meetings, warning that the Army hierarchy will not sit back and allow mutiny against any constituted authority.
The unholy alliance it was gathered, followed the health crisis of the President, which some elements are trying to use to seize power.
Nigerians have been expressing concern over the alarming statement by the Army Chief, and more worried over the safety of the Acting President, Osinbajo, due to the absence of his principal, Buhari.
Osinbajo’s statement reads: “Nigeria presses strong and unflinching support for the Government of President Alhassan Ouattara, and welcomes on-going efforts at resolving the crisis.
“In this context, the Federal Government urges the parties to the crisis to exercise maximum restraint, remain calm, and continue with dialogue and negotiations with the Government of President Ouattara.
“Nigeria also urges the mutineers to return to their barracks and to refrain from any action capable of undermining the peace, security, and democracy, in the country.
“The Federal Government further urges the people of Cote d’Ivoire to remain steadfast in their support for the Government, and to refrain from giving support to the mutineers, in the overall interest of peace, tranquillity, good order, and prosperity of the country.”