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Gabon Coup: President Tinubu Calls Canadian PM, Working With African Leaders On Next Step

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday engaged in a telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, over the military coup in Gabon.

News360 Info reports that this was made known in a statement by the presidency.

According to the statement, President Tinubu is working closely with other Heads of States in the African Union towards a comprehensive consensus on the next steps forward.

News360 Info reported earlier that the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo, has been placed under house arrest by military coup leaders in the country. In contrast, one of his sons has been arrested for treason.

This is coming hours after military officers in Gabon took over power from President Bongo, who was recently reelected.

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Giving reason for their action, the coup leaders said serious institutional, political, economic, and social crises were factors responsible for the coup that they tagged ‘necessary’ for the progress of the West African country.

The coup leaders, upon taking over the country, dissolved all the institutions of the republic, the government, the Senate, the National Assembly, and the Constitutional Court.

 

 

 

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