Mali coup: look inside to avoid same pitfalls – Bamgbose warns FG

Mali coup: look inside to avoid same pitfalls - Bamgbose warns FG


Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, said world leaders should not only condemn the military takeover in Mali, also denounce what drove it.

He noted that as right-thinking individual would prefer a military regime, a leader a democratic system must work improve the lives citizens.

Bamgbose said this in reaction the arrests Mali’s president and prime minister Tuesday mutinous soldiers.

Senior counsel warned that ’s federal government must look inward avoid pitfalls.

According him, “military intervention in Mali is undoubtedly be condemned and should in case be justified. However, bad governance is just as unjustifiable.

“A ruler, who is not able protect the life and property his subjects and make their lives better, loses his moral right to rule.

“The condemnation the United Nations and world leaders the coup in Mali is not enough, they should also condemn bad governance, corruption and constitutional abuses.

“Most these coups are preventable. Major General Buhari struck in the 1980s to poor governance.

“It is often rightly asserted that those who make peaceful change impossible make violent change impossible.

“World leaders will be expected to periodically assess the performance of leaders of developing countries.

“Military intervention is undoubtedly undesirable, bad governance must be visibly condemned. There is alternative to good governance.

“The FG’s condemnation coup in Mali is appropriate, the government should look inside and avoid the pitfalls. This nation has more than enough resources to improve the lives of every citizen.

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