The federal government has condemned the coup that ousted President Alpha Conde of Guinea, calling for the immediate and unconditional restoration of constitutional order in the country.
Guinea’s special forces led by Mamady Doumboya, on Sunday, captured Conde, detained him and “dissolved” the country’s institutions.
In a statement, Esther Sunsuwa, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the coup is a violation of the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance.
“The Nigerian Government is saddened by the apparent coup d’état that has taken place in the Republic of Guinea today, in clear violation of the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance,” the statement reads.
“The Government of Nigeria strongly condemns and rejects any unconstitutional change of government and therefore calls on those behind this coup to restore constitutional order without delay and protect all lives and property.”
Conde is said to be an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).