[Ken Karuri with Africanews Correspondent Gérauds Wilfried Obangome] A new political movement called “Plural Dynamics” was launched Saturday in Libreville to support the incumbent president Ali Bongo who is seeking a second mandate in the election to be held between August and October.
The movement, composed of the ruling party as well as some opposition parties, associations and unions, gathered more than 2000 officials who are convinced “that Ali Bongo is currently the best asset for Gabon” a press released by the Plural Dynamics said.
Billed as “a space for expression,” Plural Dynamics says it wants “a dialogue between citizens from all political backgrounds and from all walks who have good faith with the president.”
... make the same choice and resolutely turn away from any group likely to create unnecessary confusion and division within the nation.
The movement calls on Gabonese to “make the same choice and resolutely turn away from any group likely to create unnecessary confusion and division within the nation.”
The Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) has been shaken in recent months by major disagreements and resignations by several party officials including the former President of the National Assembly, Guy Nzouba Ndama at the end of March, and who was followed by a dozen other MPs.
Guy Nzouba, the outgoing president of Gabon National Assembly, has confirmed his participation in the 2016 presidential election.
Bongo is expected to face a stiff challenge from the former African Union Commission chairperson Jean Ping and ex-Gabon Prime Minister Raymond Ndong Sima who have already announced their intention to contest in the election.