Gabon’s top opposition politician Jean-Pierre Nzoghe Nguema dies

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Jean-Pierre Nzoghe Nguema, Gabon’s top opposition politician, died Friday at the age of 76. Reliable sources say that, Nguema, who had opposed President Omar Bongo Ondimba and failed, only recently joined the ruling party. He was the first chairman of the Komo-Océan Department Council. A doctor of physics, his opposition stance in the country’s political circle reached its climax between 1967 and 1971 when he publicly declared his opposition to Ondimba’s regime. A radical member of opposition National Recovery Movement (MORENA) in France and Gabon, Nguema was elected member of parliament (MP) under the banner of the opposition Congress for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) in 2001 before becoming senator after he joined the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG).

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