The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has warned that military intervention is not a panacea to unnecessary military interruptions in constitutional democracy across the continent.
The caucus, therefore, kicked against any plans by either the African Union (AU), United Nation (UN), or any global association to use force or coercion in restoring democratic governance in Gabon, Niger Republic or any other country in Africa.
It identified bad governance, inordinate ambitions and outright disconnect from the citizens as the root causes of military incursions into governance.
Its Leader, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, in a statement issued on Friday, however, expressed displeasure at the growing trend of military adventurism on the continent.
He described it as extremely sad, deeply worrisome, and pathetically shameful that the continent, in the past few years, has witnessed sudden rise in military coups.
The caucus was of the opinion that this development had rolled back the gains of the democratic struggles for the return to civil rule of the late 1980s and 1990s.
The caucus pointed out that confronted with the pains and miseries foisted by sit-tight leaders on hapless citizens, who have been going through years and decades of bad governance, colossal economic hardship, serial social deprivation, deep-rooted poverty, deliberate intimidation and corrosive lack, military interventions of any guise will not only be welcomed but celebrated by citizens of those countries.
Chinda stated: “However, it is imperative to state in clear terms that the use and deployment of brute force, and aggression in whatever guise is not the solution to the problems at hand.
“While the Caucus condemns in entirety any plans by either the AU, UN, or any global association to use force or coercion in restoring democratic governance in Gabon, Niger Republic or any other country in Africa, we urge all leaders in Africa to pursue, and enthrone good governance.
“This is the only panacea towards arresting, and stopping unnecessary military interruptions in constitutional democracy across the continent.”