Ali Ben Bongo says 'well ahead in Gabon vote'

At least two other candidates out of a pack of 17 have also declared victory following Sunday's vote.

Ali Ben Bongo says 'well ahead in Gabon vote'

Ali Ben Bongo, son of Gabon's long-time ruler Omar Bongo, said on Monday preliminary results showed him well on course to win a presidential election in the central African oil nation.

"Information received from various constituencies across Gabon and abroad make me easily the winner," Ben Bongo told a news conference at the headquarters of his ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG).

He said he expected authorities to confirm the result officially later.

At least two other candidates out of a pack of 17 have also declared victory following Sunday's vote.


Reuters

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