Controversial Ivorian pastor Camille Makosso has issued a stern warning to the Gabonese people as General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema prepares to be sworn in as Gabon’s transitional president following the coup that toppled the Ali Bongo regime. Makosso says the Gabonese people are being ripped off.
In a video shared on her social networks, Camille Makosso reacted to the crisis currently shaking Gabon. ” I would like to tell the Gabonese people that you are being ripped off. Mr. Ali Bongo lost the elections and there is a winner. As long as there is a winner, the army does not have to retain power. The army only has to hand over power to the winner. This is why I would like to tell the opposition which won the elections to go and regain power, » declared the controversial Ivorian pastor.
The Ivorian pastor continued by adding that an agreement was signed between the putschists and the deposed president. ” If you let the military take power you are screwed. The soldiers have eaten with Power Ali Bongo since power was installed. A deal was made between Ali Bongo and the military. In case I lose the elections you take power you put me in security and you manage the power for two years then the CEO (Ali Bongo’s party) will return to power after two years. People of Gabon, you currently have no victory. Victory was demonstrated at the ballot box “, he said.
As a reminder, Gabon is currently going through a period of political instability after the contested announcement of the re-election of Ali Bongo for a third presidential term. This announcement was followed by a military coup that overthrew the existing regime, ending more than fifty years of rule by the Bongo dynasty.
General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema will be sworn in as transitional president of Gabon on September 4, according to a military statement cited by Agence France Presse (AFP).