Coup d'état in Gabon: who is General Brice Oligui Nguema?

Gabon: the head of the junta opposes the hasty organization of elections

General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, designated by the organizers of the military coup in Gabon as head of state for a transitional period, believes that there is no need to rush to organize new elections in the country.

“Our goal is to act as quickly as possible, quickly but with certainty. Acting quickly does not mean organizing elections in a hurry, which would lead to the same mistakes (as in the past), the same people would continue to be in power and everything would return to normal,” the president said, quoted by the TV channel. Al Jazeera television.

This statement comes in a context of growing pressure on the leader of the Gabonese putchists to return power to a civilian government, according to the channel.