Addressing an annual meeting of international envoys and mediators for the promotion of peace in Africa organized by the African Union in the Namibian capital Windhoek, Geingob urged African leaders to respect “electoral democracy”.
“Let us adhere to the ideals of the New Africa, an African of electoral democracy, an Africa where our former leaders are respected and an Africa which shuns those who come into power through force,” he said.
Geingob said he was pleased to see a coup attempt in September in Burkina Faso to overthrow the transition government fail and the coup leader later admit it was a big mistake.
“We must recognize that those principles for which the African Union and its citizens now stands, namely democracy and a zero tolerance for undemocratic change of government, are key to the maintenance of peace, security and stability,” he said. Enditem.