President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution of the Republic of Zimbabwe following the removal of Robert Mugabe as president of the country.
Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, urged all political and military stakeholders in Zimbabwe to avoid any action that may plunge the country into unnecessary conflict and impact negatively on the region.
He added that, “every attempt must be made to resolve all contentious issues by constitutional means in Zimbabwe to save the country from avoidable political instability.”
The appeal by Buhari came in the wake of a “military takeover” as a result of rising political tension in the southern African country sequel to Mugabe’s recent removal of former Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
This led to the threat by the head of the Armed Forces of Zimbabwe, Gen. Constantino Chiwenga, that “the military will not hesitate to step in” when the issue had to do with protecting the “revolution.”