Former Minister of Aviation and Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Femi Fani-Kayode, has predicted more military take-over of government in the Francophone countries of West and Central Africa.
Fani-Kayode who made this prediction while reacting to the military coup in Gabon, through a post on his X handle on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, said he was not surprised about the development, saying that the warning he gave in his last essay, titled ‘Does Killing Nigerien Babies Glory to Our Name?’ was prophetic.
The former minister however expressed wonder, whether the Economic Community of West African Countries will invade Gabon, as well.
It would be recalled that ECOWAS issued warnings and also threatened invasion of the Niger Republic, following the ouster of President Mohamed Bazoum, by the military group in the country.
However, while the situation in Niger remains unsettled, another military group in Gabon announced a takeover of the government in the early hours of Wednesday, cancelling the election of President Ali Bongo, who had together with his late father, Alhaji Bongo, been in the power for the last 53 years.
Reacting to the development, Fani-Kayode wrote:” “BREAKING NEWS: Sadly another coup has taken place in Africa.
“This time it is in the nation of Gabon where President Ali Bongo (pictured below), who together with his late father Alhaj Bongo, had been in power for the last 53 years has been toppled and removed from office.
“It appears that the warning I gave in my last essay, titled ‘Does Killing Nigerien Babies Bring Glory To Our Name?’, was prophetic.
“I am not surprised that this has happened and frankly we should expect more coups in the Francophone countries of West and Central Africa for the reasons I stated in that essay.
“I wonder whether ECOWAS or the African Union will threaten to invade Gabon as well?”