African Union condemns coup in Gabon

In a written statement made by the President of the African Union (AfB) Commission, Musa Faki Muhammed, it was emphasized that the military coup in Gabon was condemned and that this step was against the principles of the AfB.

“The Chairman of the AfB Commission, Mohammed, follows the situation in Gabon with great concern and strongly condemns the military coup as a solution to the post-election crisis in the country,” the statement said. expression was used.

The statement, stating that the military coup is a clear violation of the legal and political instruments of the AfB, called on the Gabonese army and security forces to stick to their republican duties and to ensure the president, his family and members of the government.

The statement also called on all segments of the country to return to the democratic order peacefully.

Soldiers took control

A group of soldiers, who entered the national television building in the early hours of the morning in the Central African country of Gabon, announced that they had taken over the administration.

The soldiers, calling themselves the “Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions (CTRI),” announced that the elections held on August 26 were canceled and the borders of the country were closed.

Current President Ali Bongo Ondimba had won the presidential elections held on 26 August for the third time. Ali Bongo, 64, took over the seat in 2009 from his father, Omar Bongo, who ruled the country for more than 41 years.

A curfew was imposed on the grounds of “violence” in the last hours of the voting process in the country, and the internet was restricted while the vote counting process continued after the election.

Opponents, on the other hand, reacted to the government’s practices, and opposition leader Ondo Ossa claimed that the elections were rigged.

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