The to be Gabon’s number one man, and possibly the strongest man in the country as at now, General Brice Oligui Nguema will be sworn in as “transitional president” on Monday, 4 September 2023 at the constitutional court, the coup leaders’ spokesman said.
Ulrich Manfoumbi Manfoumbi, spokesman for the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions (CTRI) said while addressing the nation on state TV on Thursday a day after rebel officers overthrew President Ali Bongo Ondimba affirmed that, Oligui will “phase in transitional institutions”. However, he gave no details on the duration of the transitional institutions.
He however directed all general secretaries, ministerial offices, director generals and officials of state services “to ensure in the immediate future the effective resumption of work and continuity of the functioning of all public services”, the spokesman said.
He also pledged that Gabon will respect all its commitments at home and abroad. He reassured all partners of the Country’s respect for all commitments.
In his words, Oligui “would like to reassure all donors, development partners as well as state creditors that all provisions will be taken to guarantee respect for our country’s commitments both externally and internally,” the spokesman added.