Noureddin Bongo Valentin held the post of General Coordinator for Presidential Affairs for 21 months. On Monday, the cabinet meeting of the Council of Ministers decided “to make it available to its administration of origin”. His service was abolished.
as reported from Libreville, Yves-Laurent Goma
The eviction of Noureddin Bongo Valentin is like a political mini-earthquake in Gabon. Nothing predicted such a result so much that this son of Prime Minister Ali Bongo Ondimba was presented as a control tower in the presidential palace.
He was barely 27 years old when Noureddin Bongo Valentin on December 5, 2019 was appointed Coordinator-General for Presidential Affairs. The opposition immediately suspected Ali Bongo’s desire to prepare his son for his inheritance. The Presidential Palace had declared that the head of state needed a trustworthy man by his side.
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During these 21 months of operation, Noureddin has been at the heart of major decisions and major issues. In an open letter he gave to his father after returning to his original administration, Noureddin Bongo Valentin claimed several successes, such as the recent agreement with the IMF, grooming of domestic debt, but also the launch of infrastructure projects.
Why did Noureddin Bongo lose his job? Will he be appointed to new positions soon? That is the question everyone is asking.
Another post, High Commissioner of the Republic, is created but its inhabitants are not yet known.