Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo has reiterated the need for the suspension of government that acquires power through undemocratic means.
Obasanjo stated this on Thursday at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, Johannesburg.
According to Zimbabwean news outlet, Zim Live, Obasanjo stated that Africa must find a way out of the toxic culture of military take overs.
He also said that Zimbabwe had set a precedent by removing Mugabe from office in 2017.
“I once moved a motion in 1999 then that any country that has a government not through constitutional means should be suspended,” he said.
“There should be no half measures about these; It started in Zimbabwe where they said ‘it’s not a coup and it’s a half coup, it’s near a coup’; A coup is a coup!” he said, adding, “Citizens of Africa have been able to shun leaders who amend the constitution, intending to personally gain from such amendments”. he said.