The history of president of Gabon continue to raise more intrigue. A lot of Nigerians believe that Ali Bongo Ondimba, who occupies that presidential position in Gabon is actually an Igbo man. Can it be true or is it just some speculation? The information about Ali Bongo Ondimba being an Igbo man started to pop up in the press before the recent presidential elections. The press suggested that Ali Bongo Ondimba was adopted by Omar Bongo during the Biafran War (1967-1970). Therefore, Ali Ondimba might be a son of one of the Biafran refugees. This revelation was alleged to have been provided by a court in Western France. A family member of Omar Bongo was allowed to view the birth certificate of Ali Bongo Ondimba. Later, this family member was accused of lying to the court. Where is President of Gabon from? Why is it so important for Gabon people to see the birth certificate of their leader? According to the constitution, the president of Gabon Republic can be only the citizen born in Gabon. So it is not a new tactic during a presidential election for opponents to accuse each other of being born outside the country borders. According to the official biography of Ali Bongo Ondimba, he was born Brazzaville. His date of birth is the ninth of February 1959. Brazzaville was a capital of French Equatorial Africa. In the 1960s, these territories gained independence and formed their own republics: the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, and Gabon. Is the President of Gabon an Igbo man? According to the official information, the president of Gabon was born in the city of Brazzavile. This city was a part of French Equaturial Africa, the territory that later was devided into independent countries. Gabon is one of these countries. Therefore, Ali Ondimba is a rightful president of his nation. It is true that there are assumptions by the media that he is an Igbo man and was adopted. Nonetheless, these seems to only be rumors. Right now, nobody can provide enough evidence that Ali Ondimba is an Igbo man.
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