Arab, African, and international reactions continued to the military coup in Gabon, in which the military announced the cancellation of the election results, the dissolution of “the entire institutions of the republic,” the “end of the existing regime,” and the placing of President Ali Bongo under house arrest.
The Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, said today that he “strongly condemns” the coup attempt in Gabon, describing what is happening as a “flagrant violation” of the principles of the Union.
Faki called on “the national army and security forces to ensure the safety of the President of the Republic (Ali Bongo Ondimba) and his family members, as well as members of his government.”
For his part, Willy Nyamitwe, Chairman of the African Union Peace and Security Council, said on Wednesday that he held an emergency meeting with Burundi, Senegal and Cameroon to analyze the situation in Gabon, as he says a coup attempt is taking place there.
He explained that the coup attempt is a flagrant violation of the legal and political mechanisms of the African Union.
The Chairman of the African Union Peace and Security Council encouraged the need to choose peaceful solutions to quickly return to constitutional legitimacy.