FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, has called on the Ivorien army to support President Alassane Ouattara in his efforts to develop Cote d’Ivoire.
Obasanjo made the call in a signed statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Abeokuta.
He said his call followed the recent mutiny by the country’s army against the government over alleged delay in payment of their salaries.
Obasanjo observed that various governments within the West African sub region are making efforts to maintain peace and security in their countries to enhance development and progress.
He said that any act capable of jeopardising peace and security in the sub region should not be entertained.
“To this end therefore, nothing must be done to reverse the progress so far made by the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire under President Alassane Ouattara,’’ Obasanjo said.
The former Nigerian president urged the military in Cote d’Ivoire to act within the code of good conduct and military discipline.
“While as a former comrade of those soldiers, I wish that they have their required bonuses and enhanced wages, but as military men, they must act within the code of good conduct and military discipline.’’
Obasanjo however urged the government of Cote d’Ivoire to attend to the complaints of the agitated soldiers to ensure peace in the country.