Published on the Biafra Post 
August 30, 2023 

The Commonwealth expressed concerns on Wednesday regarding the potential military coup in Gabon, a country that joined the organization just last year. The situation has drawn close monitoring from the international body.

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland conveyed her unease, stating that the situation is “deeply concerning”. She further emphasized that the Commonwealth Charter explicitly requires member states to uphold the rule of law and democratic principles at all times.

These concerns arose following the televised announcement by a group of Gabonese military officers who declared their intention to “put an end to the current regime” and nullify the election of President Ali Bongo Ondimba.

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During the announcement, the sound of gunfire was reportedly heard in the capital city of Gabon, Libreville.

In addition to announcing the annulment of the election results, one of the officers stated that “all the institutions of the republic” had been dissolved.

The address was delivered by an officer who was accompanied by around a dozen army colonels, members of the elite Republican Guard, regular soldiers, and other military personnel.

This development occurred shortly after the national election authority announced that Bongo had secured a third term in the Saturday election, garnering 64.27 percent of the vote.



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