By RFIPublished on 12/27/2019 Modified on 12/27/2019 at 1:10 p.m.
The President of the Republic of Gabon, Ali Bongo appointed his son Noureddin Bongo Valentin general coordinator of presidential affairs on December 5. The opposition rises and speaks of national scandal.
" There is no Bongo dynasty " in Gabon, assurance given yesterday, Thursday, December 26, on the antenna of RFI, by the Gabonese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alain-Claude Bilie By Nzé , to discuss the appointment, December 5, the eldest son of the Head of State, Noureddin Bongo Valentin, as general coordinator of presidential affairs.
But in the opposition, this appointment arouses some skepticism. For Paul-Marie Gondjout, the deputy executive secretary of the National Union, this proves that the president is no longer able to manage the current affairs of the state. " For someone who is just coming out of adolescence and entering the workforce, who has no professional or political experience, let alone administrative, to manage all the affairs of the state, at 27 or 28 years old, it is true that it is a bad image that we send back from the Gabonese Republic.
For Paul-Marie Gondjout, " Everyone agrees in Gabon that Mr. Bongo is no longer able to manage at all and one wonders if he makes the decisions. (…) For us it is a real scandal. "
For someone just out of adolescence ...
Paul-Marie Gondjout, Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Union
2019-12-27 - By Bineta Diagne
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