Clashes have broken out in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, after incumbent Ali Bongo was declared the winner of the presidential poll.
Opposition leader Jean Ping said on Thursday that two people were killed and many wounded when the presidential guard and police attacked his party’s headquarters overnight.
“They attacked around 1:00 am (0000 GMT). It is the Republican Guard. They were bombarding with helicopters and then they attacked on the ground. There are 19 people injured, some of them very seriously,” Ping said.
Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet Boubeya said on Wednesday that Bongo had obtained 49.80% of Saturday’s vote, beating rival candidate, Ping who received 48.23%.
Ping’s camp believes the election was doctored.