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Undemocratic govt should be suspended – Obasanjo

Obasanjo advises elder citizens on longevity

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

 

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.

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