Mali Coup: Nigerian Government Reacts To Removal Of President Keita

0

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

The Nigerian government through Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs has reacted to the military coup that took place in Mali and the resignation of President Ibrahim Keita.

 

It was earlier reported by Herald Nigeria that a military coup on Tuesday led to the resignation of President Keita after several months of protests by  the people of Mali over his government.

 

The Renegading soldiers had detained the president and some top Mali government officials on Tuesday.

READ ALSO: NDDC: EFCC Begins Probe of Akpabio, Pondei over alleged Diversion of Public Funds

Shortly after the occurrence, Keita announced his resignation and dissolved his cabinet.

He had said, “I want no blood to be spilled to keep me in power,” BBC quoted him as saying.

 

Reacting to the Mali situation, Onyema took to Twitter on Wednesday to condemn the development.

 

The minister however, called for an immediate and unconditional restoration of constitutional order.

 

He said, “The Nigerian Government unequivocally condemns the coup d’état that took place in #Mali yesterday and demands the immediate and unconditional restoration of constitutional order.

“We welcome the urgent activation of the #ECOWAS Standby force.”

 

READ ALSO: Don’t depend on men to avoid unnecessary s*x – Naira Marley tells ladies

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.