Buhari Condemns Failed Turkey Coup Attempt

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the coup attempt in Turkey by a group of rebel army officers and men which resulted in the reported death of more about 256 people.

President Buhari said he is “deeply saddened by reports of a violent attempt to dismantle constitutional authority and disrupt the democratically elected government of Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey.

“The removal of a democratic government by force is no longer acceptable. Violence can never solve any problem but only complicates them and sets back the progress of democratic societies.”




     

     

    The President also noted that President Erdogan is one of Nigeria’s close international partners and sincere supporter in its current war against terrorism, adding that the “destabilization of democratic countries through coups d’état in the 21st century” must be resisted by the people.

    President, Buhari said that “democracy provides peaceful options of changing governments through the ballot box. The ballot box doesn’t require violence to remove any government perceived to have lost its popularity and public support. Despite its limitations, democracy is still better and more durable than a violent change of government.”

    The President praised the courage and immediate response of ordinary citizens, who in face of guns and tanks defied the rebel soldiers and forced them to abandon their “mad quest for power”.

    He called on the President of Turkey to pursue reconciliation and offered Nigeria’s support to the government and people of Turkey in their hour of trial.

     

     

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