Ex Nigerian Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has predicted more military takeovers in French-speaking West and Central African countries in the near future.
Fani-Kayode stated this in his reaction to the military coup in Gabon where President Ali Bongo, who has been in power since 2019 was ousted on Wednesday.
The ousted president was declared the winner of last Saturday’s presidential election, having fulfilled a two-thirds victory at the polls.
Taking to his official X handle, Fani-Kayode, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said he was not surprised about the coup.
He wrote, “BREAKING NEWS: Sadly another coup has taken place in Africa.
“This time it is in the nation of Gabon where President Ali Bongo (pictured below), who together with his late father Alhaji Bongo, had been in power for the last 53 years has been toppled and removed from office.
“It appears that the warning I gave in my last essay, titled, ‘Does Killing Nigerien Babies Bring Glory To Our Name?’, was prophetic.
“I am not surprised that this has happened and frankly we should expect more coups in the Francophone countries of West and Central Africa for the reasons I stated in that essay.
“I wonder whether ECOWAS or the African Union will threaten to invade Gabon as well?”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that Nigerian flag designer, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi is dead. He was aged 87.
His son, Akinkunmi Akinwumi Samuel, announced his death on his Facebook page on Wednesday.