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Coup: Why We Sacked President Ali Bongo – Gabonese Army by Jamieb(m): 10:22am On Aug 30, 2023
Gabonese army officers under the aegis of the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions on Wednesday morning announced on national television why they are taking over power from President Ali Bongo in the country.

The soldiers highlighted serious institutional, political, economic and social crises as factors responsible for the coup that they tagged, ‘necessary’ for the progress of the West African country.

In a nationwide address rendered in French but translated to English by AFP, the junta said, “Our beautiful country, Gabon, has always been a haven of peace.

“Today, the country is going through a serious institutional, political, economic and social crisis.

“We are therefore forced to admit that the organisation of the general elections of August 26, 2023, did not meet the conditions for a transparent, credible and inclusive ballot so much hoped for by the people of Gabon.

“Added to this is irresponsible and unpredictable governance, resulting in a continuing deterioration in social cohesion, with the risk of leading the country into chaos.

“Today, 30 August 2023, we, the defence and security forces, gathered as the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions (CTRI) on behalf of the people of Gabon and as guarantors of the institutions’ protection — have decided to defend the peace by putting an end to the current regime.

“To this end, the general elections of 26 August 2023 and the truncated results are cancelled.

“The borders are closed until further notice.

The junta resolved that all of the institutions of the country be dissolved including the Federal Government, the Senate, the National Assembly, the Constitutional Court, the Economic, Social and Environmental Council and the Gabonese Elections Centre.

They therefore called for calm and serenity from the public, the communities of sister countries settled in Gabon, and the Gabonese diaspora.

“We reaffirm our commitment to respecting Gabon’s commitments to the national and international community.

“People of Gabon, we are finally on the road to happiness.

“May God and the spirits of our ancestors bless Gabon. Honour and loyalty to our homeland.

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Re: Coup: Why We Sacked President Ali Bongo – Gabonese Army by TemplarLandry: 10:23am On Aug 30, 2023
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Re: Coup: Why We Sacked President Ali Bongo – Gabonese Army by Alchemy528: 10:25am On Aug 30, 2023
The Gabonese Army's decision to remove President Ali Bongo through a coup raises significant concerns about political stability and democratic processes in the country. The coup highlights the complex interplay between governance, power, and the military. The international community will likely be closely watching the situation, urging for a peaceful resolution and a return to constitutional order.
Re: Coup: Why We Sacked President Ali Bongo – Gabonese Army by JealousCobra(m): 10:25am On Aug 30, 2023
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Re: Coup: Why We Sacked President Ali Bongo – Gabonese Army by Elsudani2: 10:26am On Aug 30, 2023
Helinues and yarimo blame the igbos your masters
Re: Coup: Why We Sacked President Ali Bongo – Gabonese Army by aklid(m): 10:26am On Aug 30, 2023
Correction
Central African country **
Not west African
Re: Coup: Why We Sacked President Ali Bongo – Gabonese Army by Desammyst(m): 10:28am On Aug 30, 2023
It's well...
Re: Coup: Why We Sacked President Ali Bongo – Gabonese Army by Nobody: 10:29am On Aug 30, 2023
Una wahala. Hmm!! undecided
Re: Coup: Why We Sacked President Ali Bongo – Gabonese Army by Jamieb(m): 10:29am On Aug 30, 2023
Alchemy528:
The Gabonese Army's decision to remove President Ali Bongo through a coup raises significant concerns about political stability and democratic processes in the country. The coup highlights the complex interplay between governance, power, and the military. The international community will likely be closely watching the situation, urging for a peaceful resolution and a return to constitutional order.

Very true but this one is significant. The people are rejoicing . How can a single family be ruling an entire country for 53 years
Re: Coup: Why We Sacked President Ali Bongo – Gabonese Army by Deogratiasfx: 10:32am On Aug 30, 2023
Ah...more military invasions for BAT.

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