Within the West African nation of Gabon, the navy overthrew the elected authorities and seized energy.
Two days after 64-year-old Ali Bongo Ondimba’s third consecutive victory in Gabon’s presidential election, a bunch of high navy officers introduced his takeover on nationwide tv, based on the information company.
It needs to be famous that the household of President Ali Bongo has dominated Gabon for 56 years and was as soon as once more in energy as new election outcomes had been introduced on Saturday.
The navy chief mentioned in his first tackle that the election outcomes have been annulled and the parliament has been suspended, whereas the airspace and dangerous borders have been closed indefinitely.
He mentioned that he has additionally arrested considered one of President Bongo’s sons for treason.
In line with reviews, loud gunfire was heard in Gabon’s capital Libreville after the coup.
However, President Ali Bongo has appealed for assist after being ousted by the navy in a coup and positioned beneath home arrest.
Talking from his residence, Ali Bongo urged his supporters to boost their voices.
Notice that Gabon is considered one of Africa’s main oil producers and joined the Commonwealth in June 2022.