The president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), expressed concern on Wednesday about the unconstitutional change of power experienced in several African states.
“I thought we had finally put that behind us,” Buhari said when receiving a delegation from the Universal Peace Federation at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He also compared military and civilian leadership, calling the latter “the best.”
The president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed this in a statement she signed on Wednesday, titled “I have experienced both military and civilian rule.” multi-party democracy is best, says President Buhari.’
Our correspondent’s findings revealed at least 48 coups and coup attempts against African administrations and regimes since 2010.
Since the start of the Buhari regime, there have been 24 coups and coup attempts that have led to unstable regimes and destabilized economies.
Affected States include Burundi, Burkina, Central African Republic, Libya, Gambia, Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mali, Tunisia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, and Sao Tome and Principe.
Asked why some African countries kept falling for unconstitutional regime change, Buhari said: “I thought we had finally put that behind us.”
On the Peace Summit that is planned for Abuja, the president promised the support of Nigeria, “in terms of resources, to help stabilize neighboring countries.”
The summit will bring together all African countries before the end of the Buhari regime.
He also denounced the challenges in the mainland’s Sahel belt, lamenting that it is a cause for great concern as it negatively affects both agriculture and business.
The president described Universal Peace Federation Africa’s interest in the continent as “quite genuine” and said he was very pleased with the development.
In their remarks, the Federation’s Africa president, Dr. Katherine Rigney, and the president of the International Federation for Peace, Dr. Thomas Walsh, said they believed the upcoming summit in Nigeria “will surpass them all.” , having held similar meetings in the past in the Republic of Niger, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, among others.
During the Abuja Summit, Buhari will receive the Leadership and Good Governance Award, “in recognition of the fantastic results he has brought to Nigeria and a celebration of his anti-corruption credentials,” Rigney said.