H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the AU Commission
By Buba Gagigo
The chairman of the African Union (AU) commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the attempted coup d’état in Gabon in a press statement on Wednesday.
“The Chairperson of the AU Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat is following with great concern the situation in Gabon and strongly condemns the attempted coup d’état in the country as a means out of the current post-electoral crisis. He strongly recalls that it constitutes a flagrant violation of the legal and political instruments of the African Union, including the African Charter on Elections, Democracy, and Governance,” the African Union said.
He further calls on the national army and security forces to adhere strictly to their republican vocation and to guarantee the physical integrity of the President of the Republic, members of his family, and those of his government.
The Chairman of the Commission also encourages all political, civil, and military actors in Gabon to give priority to peaceful political avenues and a rapid return to democratic constitutional order in the country.