THE GAME OF THE WEEK – ” Good riddance. “At the end of the line, this cacique of the National Union (UN), somewhat annoyed to speak once again on the question, does not bother with oratorical precautions. The radiation, on August 1, of Paul-Marie Gondjout, Chantal Myboto and 26 other party members is, according to him, “a non-event”. Better, the eviction of the former deputy executive secretary and the ex-treasurer could even have a “positive” side. “For nearly two years, we weren’t really part of the same political formation,” he adds. This late cancellation only confirms what everyone already knew. We will be able to close ranks. »
By the end of 2020, the gap had indeed widened between the sexagenarian Paul-Marie Gondjout et the septuagenarian Paulette Missambo, who both eyed the presidency of the party, until then occupied by Zacharie Myboto, the patriarch, now officially retired. From canceled congresses to stormy meetings, the two executives had clashed behind the scenes until the former minister won, on November 13, 2021, by 308 votes against 300 for her younger brother. “Gondjout wanted to use the UN to prepare his candidacy for the 2023 presidential election,” said a party member. Eight voices decided otherwise.