Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara met on Wednesday with Gabon’s Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet Boubeya.
The visit was meant to reaffirm relations between the two countries, coming at a time when Gabon is facing a post electoral crisis.
Gabon had recently denounced multiple foreign interferences in its national affairs and also accused the Ivorian government of plotting to make the members of the CENAP (electoral commission) resign over corruption.
“These people were working on their own behalf in the activities of the Gabonese electoral process.
“And the president of the Republic of Ivory Coast simply took decisions that were needed so that there is no possible doubt or interpretation on the fact that some of these people work within Presidency of the Republic,“said the Interior Minister.
President Ouattara is considered as having close family ties with the Bongo family, which supported him while he was an opponent of former President Laurent Gbagbo and even during the crisis in Ivory Coast between 2010 and 2011.