The military in Gabon has taken to the country’s National Television (Gabon 24), this morning to announce it’s takeover, as they reject the results of the just concluded election.
Although, the coup is yet to be ascertained successful, the 12 soldiers who were seen on TV were of the opinion that they represent all Gabon’s security and defence forces, and country must be saved for the interest of the people.
Re-elected President, Ali Bongo won the election with 64.27% of the votes cast, as he is supposed to continue for the third term, after being in power for 58 years.
Reports of violence during election, suppression of other parties, and election rigging were reported to have taken place, as the soldiers annuls the election.
All borders to the central African country will be closed until further notice and state institutions dissolved.
Ali Bongo became president, when his father Omar died in 2009, and he has since being at the helm of affairs in the Central African Nation, despite suffering from stroke in 2019.