By Ebi Kesiena
Malika Bongo Pereira, the daughter of deposed Gabonese President Ali Bongo, has posted a congratulatory message to the new military leader on her social media.
Malika took to Facebook to send felicitations to the new transitional president appointed by the military junta, General Brice Oligui Nguema.
General Nguema led the coup that ended the 56 years of the Bongo family rule.
Her post on Facebook, originally written in French, translates into English as follows: “Congratulations to the new President of the Transition his Excellency Brice Fence Oligui Nguema #Gabon #transition2023.”
Although, it is not clear why Malika would support the coup having been a key member of her father’s administration.
However, on Gabon’s Independence Day on August 17, she asked citizens to contemplate how far the country has come since independence.