Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba is under house arrest, AFP reports, citing the military who captured power . According to the agency, the president’s son was detained.
Earlier, the military of Gabon on television announced the cancellation of the results of the presidential elections. elections and the dissolution of state institutions.
“Watching the irresponsible management of the country, leading to a deterioration in social cohesion, which risks leading the country into chaos, we decided to protect the world by putting an end to the current regime,” one of the military said.
Presidential elections in Gabon were held on 26 August. Incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba won with a score of 64.27%, winning a third term. Ali Bongo Ondimba’s family has been in power for 56 years, he himself has been president since 2009. The previous president of the country since 1967 was his father Omar Bongo.
Incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba was re-elected for a third term with 64.2% of the vote. The Ali Bongo Ondimba family has ruled Gabon for 56 years. The previous president of the country since 1967 was his father, Omar Bongo.