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BREAKING: Military Coup in Gabon, Dethrones President Ali Bongo

There is been a reported Coup d’état in Gabon, with the country’s military taking over and dethroning President Ali Bongo, ENigeria Newspaper reports…

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There is been a reported Coup d’état in Gabon, with the country’s military taking over and dethroning President Ali Bongo, ENigeria Newspaper reports…

Military officers were spotted on Television in Gabon on Wednesday announcing a takeover of power in the West African Country, according to a BBC report.

They said they were annulling the results of Saturday’s election, in which President Ali Bongo was declared the winner.

The soldiers who introduced themselves as members of the CTRI (The Committee of Transition and Restoration of Institutions) said, “We have decided to defend peace by putting an end to the regime in power.”

The electoral commission said Bongo’s main challenger, Albert Ondo Ossa, had come in second place with 30.77%. Bongo’s team have rejected Ondo Ossa’s allegations of electoral irregularities.

His overthrow would end his family’s 53-year hold on power in Gabon.

Details later…

 

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