Why we seized power in Gabon – Coupists
The Coupists under the aegis of Committee for the Transition and the Restoration of Institutions on Wednesday provided reasons for seizing power in Gabon.
According to an address Gabon, is wallowing in severe institutional, political, economic and social crisis.
The statement partly read, “Our beautiful country Gabon has always been a haven of peace. This country is going through a serious institutional, political, economic and social crisis. it must also be admitted that the organisation of the electoral deadlines known as the general elections of August 26, 2023 did not meet the conditions for a transparent, credible and inclusive ballot so hoped for by Gabonese men and women. Added to this is an irreproachable, unpredictable governance which results in a continuous deterioration of social cohesion risking to lead the country to chaos.
“Today, August 30, 2023, we defense and security forces gathered within the Committee for the Transition and the Restoration of Institutions (CTRI), on behalf of the Gabonese people and guarantors of the protection of institutions have decided to defend peace in putting an end to the regime in place. To this end, the general elections of August 26, 2023 as well as the truncated results are cancelled. Borders are closed until further notice. All the institutions of the Republic are dissolved. In particular the Government, the Senate, the National Assembly, the Constitutional Court, the economic, social and environmental council, the Gabonese Council for Elections.
While expressing confidence that its measures would instill national cohesion, development and the CTRI called for calm.
“We call on the population, the communities of sister countries settled in Gabon as well as the Gabonese of the diaspora for calm and serenity. We reaffirm our attachment to the respect of Gabon’s commitments vis-à-vis the national and international community
Gabonese people it is finally our flight towards happiness. May God and the ghosts of our ancestors bless Gabon,” the CTRI added.