‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja


DAILY COURIER – The Federal Government has condemned the attempted coup d’etat reported in the early hours of Friday in Sao Tome and Principe.


In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it stands in solidarity with the democratically elected government of the country. Nigeria, in a statement by Francisca K. Omayuli (Mrs), spokesperson.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also urged the “people of São Tomé and Principe to lend necessary support to the newly elected


Government of Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada, in its efforts to address the challenges bedevilling the country and leverage on the gains of democracy for the good of its populace.


“The Government of Nigeria will continue to support the African Union’s position, upheld by the various Regional Economic Communities that coups d’état in Africa will not be condoned.”