BREAKING NEWS: Gabon’s Opposition Chief, Sima Appointed As Prime Minister

Gabon's Opposition Leader, Sima Appointed As Prime Minister

's Opposition Chief, Sima Appointed As Prime Minister

The junta on Thursday appointed an opposition chief, Raymond Ndong Sima, because the prime minister of its transitional authorities.

Naija Information learned that Gabon's new strongman, Common Brice Oligui Nguema, who was sworn in on Monday, introduced the event on state TV on Thursday.

Recall that Nguema, whereas delivering his inaugural speech on Monday promised to carry “free, clear and credible elections” to revive civilian rule however didn't give a timeframe. He additionally promised financial reforms.

Sima, a 68-year-old economist, was prime minister of the overthrown president of Ali Bongo from 2012 to 2014. However he resigned and ran in opposition to Bongo as an opposition in 2016, and he's additionally a part of the opposition coalition this yr.

Bongo, was overthrown by the army junta led by Nguema, who's a transitional president of the central African nation.

Central African regional bloc, ECCAS, suspended Gabon on Monday however despatched the president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, as its consultant to fulfill Nguema.

Recount that the army authorities on Wednesday introduced the liberty of Bongo, who had been beneath home arrest for the reason that coup.

The army mentioned he was free from home arrest and will go into exile.

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