From: Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has on behalf of The Federal Government of Nigeria condemned in strong terms the recent developments in Cote d’Ivoire in which a small fraction of the country’s Armed Forces mutinied against the Government.
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President, Laolu Akande, in a statement said, quotes Osinbajo as saying Nigeria has strong and unflinching support for the Government of President Alhassan Ouattara and welcomes ongoing efforts at resolving the crisis.
He urged the parties to the crisis to exercise maximum restraint, remain calm and continue with dialogue and negotiations with the Government of President Ouattara.
He also urged the mutineers to return to their barracks and to refrain from any action capable of undermining the peace, security and democracy in the country.
He also urged the people of Cote d’Ivoire to remain steadfast in their support for the Government and to refrain from giving support to the mutineers in the overall interest of peace, tranquillity, good order and prosperity of the country.