President Bola Tinubu has held an extensive telephone conversation with the Canadian Prime Minister over the latest coup in Gabon that ousted President Ali Bongo, with both leaders discussing efforts to halt the junta and defend democracy in Africa.
Special Adviser on media and publicity Ajuri Ngelale told reporters at the Presidential Villa that the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed that given the huge contribution of Africans around the world, it was important to promote democracy on the continent to achieve economic and political stability.
Ajuri said, “President Tinubu held a substantive and extended discussion with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, where issues related to the crisis in Niger Republic and the unfolding situation in Gabon were discussed.
“The two heads of state mutually agreed that the promotion and protection of constitutional democratic governance on the continent remains a paramount priority”.
He added that “the people of Africa living in the Diaspora around the world, making a huge impact to the sociopolitical landscapes of countries around the world and the economies of countries around the world, continue to urge on the global community to advance the cause of democracy on the continent for the sake of the economic prosperity of all Africans,”.
According to him, since it is of frontline importance to President Tinubu, he will continue to engage with heads of state, not just within the African Union, but also around the world and those engagements are ongoing.