Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has mocked three African President for reshuffling top military positions after the latest coup in Gabon.
Naija News reported that the President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, on Wednesday, made major changes to the country’s Ministry of Defence, while the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, approved the retirement of top military generals and senior officers as well as junior soldiers.
Also, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda shuffled 35 military leaders following the coups in Niger Republic and Gabon.
Reacting to the development in a X post, Omokri said the three presidents are taking panic measures to remain in power for a long time.
The former presidential aide added that instead of the panic measures, African leaders should accept and respect term limits.
Omokri claimed that military coups are rare in countries with presidential term limits and rampant in those nations without term limits.
He wrote: “Yesterday, President Paul Biya of Cameroon reshuffled his military command. On the same day, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda approved the retirement of 924 military officers. President Yoweri Museveni just shuffled 35 military leaders. Collectively, the three of them have been in power for 91 years (Biya 41, Museveni 37, Kagame 13).
“Instead of these panic measures, is it not better for African leaders to accept and respect term limits?
“Military coups are rare in countries with Presidential term limits and rampant in those nations without term limits. Do the math!”