By Wondrous Nnaemeka On Aug 30, 2023
The Gabonese junta has announced General Brice Oligui Nguema as the president of a transitional government.
The junta’s spokesperson, Lt. Colonel Ulrich Manfoumbi, made the announcement hours after a meeting between the country’s military officers.
Nguema served as the Commander-in-Chief of the country’s Republican Guard.
The Gabonese Republican Guard is a military formation responsible for protecting government officials and buildings.
This Guard had carried out a coup attempt to oust President Ali Bongo’s government in 2019 but they were eventually repelled.
The junta on Wednesday ousted the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, who had been in power since 2009, accusing him of leadership failure.