Gabon oil workers union ask workers to stay home until final election result

As crisis emanating  from contested poll result in oil rich Central African nation of Gabon continued to take its toll on the country’s economic and social life, with protest and riots pushing the country to the edge of precipice.

Gabon oil workers announced that they will stay at home from Thursday over concerns about potential violence when a court delivers a final verdict on the central African country’s disputed election result, their union said.

The statement, signed by the union’s deputy secretary general, Sylvain Mayabi Binet, added that the minimum service at Gabon oil installations will be assured by “expatriate staff whose families are not exposed to the danger of likely unrest”.



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