Sunday, August 30, 2009
Election Day in Gabon
Sunday August 30th 2009, it's election day in Gabon.
Citizens of this country all over the world, young and old will wake up to make their voice count. No matter the intimidation or the threats coming from all political parties or the government, we will head to the nearest voting booth and cast our votes. We know we're about to make History. We will make sure, when the polls close, that every single vote is accounted for publicly, not behind close doors.
Once the results are official, losers will congratulate the winner and next President of Gabon. Because the rest of the world is watching you will not embarrass us by showing immature and irresponsible behaviors like burning cars and tires in the streets just to protest the results. Instead you will respect the legal process and file a petition to the highest Court and contest the results.
Do not put the Life of our families and friends in jeopardy by clashing with the Police. To the current government in charge, your transition period is almost over, so make it count: Do not abuse your powers, do not overreact to any public gatherings in the street. Allow the International Press to properly report the facts, Censorship will only make it worse.
Gabon, I got faith in you, Get it right and make us proud.