the CEO, the former ruling party, is examining his conscience

the CEO the former ruling party is examining his conscience

The Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG), which led the country for more than 50 years before being overthrown by the coup d’état of August 30, concluded on Saturday March 16, 2024, its Conference of self-criticism and refoundation. The movement which crushed the political life of the country for decades, examined the diagnoses and possible solutions collected over several days from activists.

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The musical atmosphere was festive, but there was no mistaking it. The activists emptied their bags and pointed out the evils gnawing at their party: nepotism, corruption and even a lack of listening. “ It is only in the Gabonese Democratic Party where we see someone who comes out of nowhere and comes to play the leading roles », asserts one of them. “ Some have generously helped themselves to the detriment of the country’s interests. And today, it is the image of the party that is called into question », Says another activist. “ We have, not to say “YOU” have mismanaged the Gabonese Democratic Party! Why don’t you respect us ? », Attacks a third.

The CEO’s leadership kept a low profile. Vice President of the CEO, former Prime Minister Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nze recognized the failings of the past: “ In the management of the State, it has happened that we make mistakes and make mistakes. There are things for which I, Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nze, ask forgiveness, I speak for myself and everyone must examine their conscience. »

In any case, for Paul Biyoghe Mba, first vice-president, this catharsis session was necessary: ​​“ We have gotten to the bottom of things, we have burst the abscess, we have drained the pus and we will gradually heal. »

The final report made recommendations: involvement of activists, budgetary transparency, promotion of merit and skills. A CEO transition charter has been put in place. A congress is expected where new texts and a new team will have to relaunch the party before the elections.

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