Gabon’s coup leader set to take oath on Monday

Gabon’s recently established leader, General Brice Oligui Nguema, is set to take the oath of office as the “transitional president” on Monday.

Oligui will gradually introduce transitional institutions, stated Ulrich Manfoumbi Manfoumbi, spokesperson for the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions (CTRI), during a broadcast on state television on Thursday.

This comes a day after rebel officers successfully ousted President Ali Bongo Ondimba.

No details were given on the duration of the transitional institutions.

The spokesperson conveyed that all general secretaries, ministerial offices, director generals, and state service officials have received directives to promptly guarantee the efficient resumption of work and seamless operation of all public services.

The army chiefs vowed that Gabon will uphold all its obligations both domestically and internationally.

Oligui aims to provide assurance to all donors, development partners, and state creditors that meticulous measures will be implemented to ensure the fulfillment of our nation’s commitments, both on the global and domestic fronts, the spokesperson further emphasized.

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