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Gabon's prosecutor orders Ping to appear before judicial authorities


Gabon’s leading opposition candidate Jean Ping has been ordered to present himself to the country’s judicial authorities.

On Tuesday, Gabon prosecutor Steeve Ndong Ndong Essame said Ping had been ordered to do so after he refused to obey court summons. He has been accused of incitement but has denied the allegations.

“No one is above the law,” argued the prosecutor who insisted that Ping must comply with the summons.

Ping, who is also a former chairman of the African Union Commission has declared his candidacy for Gabon’s top seat in the polls scheduled for August 27.

He has however shunned police summons, denouncing them as a bid to keep him out of the presidential race.

He had been invited by the judicial police under the orders of the judiciary but chose not to attend.

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