Ousted President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon has spoken for the first time, hours after senior military officers announced the end of his government.
President Ali Bongo Ondimba in a video shot in his palatial residence, where he is under house arrest, asked for international help.
Ali Bongo Ondimba asked those he called his friends all over the world ‘to make noise’.
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“The people here have arrested me, my family. My son is somewhere. My wife is in another place.”, he said in the video published by Mimi Mefo Info on Facebook.
Dressed in an embroidered blue kaftan top, Ali Bongo Ondimba who became the president of Gabon in 2009 after the death of his father, Omar Bongo, said:
“Right now, I am at the residence,” confirming what Lt.Col Ulrich Madoumbi, who announced the coup said.
“Nothing is happening, I don’t know what’s going on. I am calling you to make noise”.
Help the Gabonese, he said.
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