Some citizens of Gabon have taken to the streets in the country to jubilate over the military coup in the early hours of Wednesday which ousted President Ali Bongo from office.
A video that has gone viral on the internet shows citizens of the country in the streets of the country celebrating the removal of Bongo.
As earlier reported by Naija News, Gabon on Wednesday, became the latest African country in recent times where the military has executed a coup to remove the democratic government from power.
The Gabonese President, Ali Bongo, was deposed by the military on Wednesday 30th August 2023, days after winning the presidential election in the country.
Soldiers were said to have appeared on Gabonese national television in Gabon to announce that they had taken power.
The coupists also announced the annulment of Saturday’s election and the dissolution of the democratic institutions in the country.
Speaking on Gabon 1 and Gabon 24, the spokesman of the coupists said he was speaking on behalf of the “Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions.”
Following the development, some citizens were seen on the streets of the country jubilating and celebrating in apparent support of the military takeover.
See the video.
Before Ali Bongo came into power, his father, Omar Bongo had ruled Gabon for 42 years. In total, the Bongo family had been in power for 56 years.
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