President Buhari speaks to Guinea-Bissau’s Embalo, condemns abortive coup plot

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo for surviving a military attempt to overthrow his government.

This was made known in a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Tuesday.

According to the statement, President Buhari Tuesday evening spoke with Embalo, shortly after the Guinea-Bissau leader survived a coup attempt.

While condemning the coup attempt, President Buhari commended the loyal troops in Guinea Bissau for the show of patriotism leading to their “spectacular victory” over the disloyal elements of the military.

The President also condemned the attempt to subvert the established constitutional order in Guinea Bissau and extended the goodwill and support of the government and people of Nigeria to the Guinea-Bissauans and the Embalo administration.

He said,

“I look forward to working with you to strengthen the existing bilateral ties between our sisterly nations, and the defence and promotion of democracy and its values throughout the sub region, and the entire continent,” President Buhari told Embalo.

The statement also revealed that In the course of the conversation, President Embalo assured President Buhari that the situation had been brought under control and that “all is well, and normalcy fully restored.”



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