Gabon: After the election, military officers in Gabon claim to have seized power

Gabon: After the election, military officers in Gabon claim to have seized power

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

A group of senior Gabonese military officials on Wednesday showed up on public TV and said they had held onto power because of the new broad political race lacking validity and said they addressed all security and defense forces of Gabon.

The government could not immediately be reached for comment.

The declaration came only hours after the Gabonese election center (CGE) said on Wednesday that President Ali Bongo had won a third term in the presidential election with 64.27% of the vote, after a postponement tormented general election race that the resistance has criticized as fake.

Reporting the outcome in the early hours, CGE head Michel Stephane Bonda said Bongo’s fundamental challenger, Albert Ondo Ossa, had come in runner up with 30.77%. Bongo’s group have dismissed Ondo Ossa’s claims of appointive abnormalities.

Pressures are running intense in the midst of fears of distress after Saturday’s official, parliamentary, and administrative vote, which saw Bongo trying to expand his family’s 56-year hold on influence while the resistance pushed for change in the oil-rich however destitution stricken Focal African country.

An absence of worldwide onlookers, the suspension of a few unfamiliar transmissions, and the specialists’ choice to cut network access and force an evening time limitation cross country after the survey has raised worries about the straightforwardness of the constituent interaction.

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