Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, predicted that in the near future there would be more coups in the French-speaking nations of West and Central Africa.
After a coup was organized in Gabon to overthrow President Ali Bongo’s democratically elected president, which had been in place since 2009, Fani-Kayode made this statement. Fani-Kayode in a post on his X page 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?”