From Morocco where he spent a period of convalescence, President Ali Bongo will send Monday, December 31, his message of greetings to the Gabonese people. This is the first speech he gives since his hospitalization on October 24.
According to a statement, Ali Bango has instructed his Prime Minister, Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet, to take the reins of the country pending his return.
Recall that the President of Gabon spent a month at King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, after a stroke. He was invited last October to the Future Investment Initiative (FII) economic forum in the Saudi capital. The announcement of his stroke was made by “a foreign source close to the president.”
On November 27, Ali Bongo traveled to Morocco for a medical stay, for rehabilitation and convalescence in a hospital in Rabat, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. This decision comes in accordance with the wish of President Bango, in agreement with the Constitutional Institutions of the Gabonese Republic and in accordance with the opinion of the doctors, says the ministry in a statement.
King Mohammed VI also visited him on 3 December at the Military Hospital Instruction Mohammed V of Rabat. During this visit, the Sovereign rejoiced at the health of the Gabonese president who is evolving favorably from day to day.