After being removed from power, Ali Bongo Ondimba, the former President of Gabon, has appealed to the global community for assistance.
This plea comes in the wake of a military coup that took place on Wednesday.
In a video posted online, Bongo conveyed that he is currently detained within the country. He mentioned that he was separated from his son and wife, revealing that they were being held in a different location.
“I am Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon and I want to send a message to all the friends that we have all over the world, to tell them to make noise, to make noise for the people here have arrested me and my family.
“My son is somewhere, my wife is in another place and right now, I am at the residence and I don’t know what’s happening. I don’t know what’s going on and I am calling you to make noise, to make noise, to make noise really, I am thanking you.
Watch Video HERE https://twitter.com/StanysBujakera/status/1696842945628934319?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1696842945628934319%7Ctwgr%5Efa0092f87d3ab5bdc1777ff08ec71fb740e17c36%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-1275426575360897.ampproject.net%2F2308112021001%2Fframe.html
Alain Bernard Bongo, born on February 9, 1959, in Congo-Brazzaville, assumed the role of Gabon’s president in 2009, succeeding his father Omar Bongo, who had governed Gabon for nearly 42 years until his death in 1967.
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