Africans Clamouring for Military Rule as Civilian Rule Deepens Hardship in the Continent

Ali Bong

Following the recent trend of coup in West African, particularly in Niger and Gabon, it become real that military rule is more stable than civilian rule.

Gabon ousted President, Ali Bongo is requesting for assistant from friends around the world to come to his aid as soldiers take power.

It’s unfortunate that the masses are now clamouring for military rule in Africa. This is because the civilians failed to lead better than the military. Shame on to Civilian rulers with their unimaginable greed and quest for wealth.

VIDEO: ‘Make noise, I’ve been arrested’, Gabon’s Ali Bongo begs ‘friends’ for help

A video has surfaced on social media where the ousted Gabonese President, Ali Bongo, was begging his international friends to “make noise” following Wednesday’s coup.

In the 51-second video, Bongo confirmed that he had been arrested and isolated from his son and wife, who he said were held at another place.

Bongo said, “My name is Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon. I am sending a message to all friends that we have all over the world, to tell them to make noise, to make noise.”

Born Alain Bernard Bongo on February 9, 1959, in Congo-Brazzaville, the 64-year-old was Gabon’s president from 2009 when his Omar Bongo, who ruled Gabon for almost 42 years, from 1967 died.

The Trend of Coup d’etat in Africa

There is a sudden change in Africa political scene with the outburst of coup stories following the failure of politicians to manage the civilian rule in their respective countries.

If the trend continue, it will might result into unforseen battles within and outside the continent as any attempt to recapture power will be vehemently resisted by those in authority.

Let our leaders use their good mind of reasoning to curb emergence of coup d’etat in the Africa nations to avoid political instability, and encourage economic growth among others.


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