Noureddin Bongo Valentin, the son of Ali Bongo, who holds the post of general coordinator for presidential affairs, gave his first interview. Named for this post in December 2019, Noureddin Bongo, often contacted as his father’s successor, has never spoken publicly. He broke the silence. He gave his very first interview to Ecofin, an economic agency with a pan-African calling.
as reported from Libreville, Yves-Laurent Goma
For this first speech, Noureddin Bongo Valentin agreed to talk about certain issues that until then were considered taboo. This is the case, for example, with his nationality. “In Africa, as elsewhere in the world, even Barack Obama was a victim,” he replied, ending with a threat: “I make an effort to lodge a complaint against the perpetrators of imaginative accusations and lies.”
Since his appointment in December 2019 with his father, several Gabonese have lent him political ambitions. Do you understand the interrogation of those who see a third generation of Bongo approaching the top of the state? », Asked the journalist. No direct response from the interviewee …
“I am proud of the name I carry and I know that the Gabonese will judge me on the results, on the significant improvements that have been made in their daily lives, and not on a surname that has been violated, that some who lacking arguments, waving Pavlovsk way, ”he replied.
Prosecuted in Libreville court by Gabonese activists for illegal enrichment, son explained to the head of state: “No one has presented any evidence. The purpose of this kind of process: to tarnish a person’s reputation in order to destabilize it. “