Senior officers of the Gabonese military introduced their seizure of energy throughout their look on the “Gabon 24” channel within the early hours of Wednesday morning, the place they introduced the cancellation of the elections and the dissolution of establishments, amid listening to gunfire from computerized weapons in Libreville, the capital.
The military officers stated that the current basic elections lacked credibility, stressing that they characterize all the safety and protection forces within the nation, asserting the closure of the nation’s borders till additional discover.
Ali Bongo, who has dominated Gabon for 14 years, was re-elected as president of the nation for a 3rd time period, with 64.27% of the vote, based on what the nationwide authority in control of elections introduced earlier in the present day.
President Ali Bongo
In an election that happened in a single spherical, Bongo outperformed his major competitor, Albert Ondo Ossa, who acquired 30.77%, whereas 12 different candidates acquired the remaining votes, based on Stephane Bonda, head of the Gabonese Middle for Elections, on state tv. The participation fee was 56.65%.
Tensions are escalating in Gabon amid fears of unrest after the presidential, parliamentary and legislative elections held on Saturday.
By way of these elections, Bongo sought to increase his household’s 56-year domination of energy whereas the opposition pushed for change within the oil-rich, but poor, nation in Central Africa.
There have been considerations in regards to the transparency of the electoral course of in Gabon within the absence of worldwide observers, the lower off of web service and the imposition of a night-time curfew all through the nation after the elections.