The first chapter of « How to be a Successful Dictator in 5 Easy Lessons » teaches you to totally centralise your power and to concentrate the day to day policing of your programme in the hands of a very small number of hand-picked, completely faithful and blindly obedient underlings. In the end of term examination on this chapter our spiritual guide and Honorary Consul for Djibouti in Marseilles comes out top of the class. The KGB and Stasi are rank amateurs compared to our little Fuhrer on the 3rd floor.
Realising that he can’t be everywhere at all times (despite believing himself to be the direct link between God and man), and fearing that he was losing his grip on the situation and that certain of his PGMs were beginning to doubt the word that descends from on high, Air Gabon’s n° 1 frequent flyer has added an additional layer to his totalitarian structure. Between the spiritual guide and the PGMs we now have 5 “Super Prefects” (their title is Assistant grand Maître), each overseeing a quarter of the GLNF Provinces. Their nominations were announced in Brevda n° 56. The GLNF now looks like a camembert divided between 5 stormtroopers with very large teeth.
Woe betide the PPGGMM and other PPOO who don’t toe the line. We can look forward to more summary replacements of those who beg to differ, and we can be sure that those who fill the vacancies will be carefully selected from within his college of docile lackeys whose vocabulary is limited to “Yes”.