Agondjo Okawé was the PGP candidate in the December 1993 presidential election; he placed third amidst opposition allegations of fraud. President Omar Bongo received more votes than Agondjo Okawé even in the PGP stronghold on Port-Gentil, a fact that was noted skeptically by observers. Agondjo Okawé refused an invitation to join the government in late 1994, following talks between the government and the opposition. The PGP supported radical opposition leader Pierre Mamboundou in the December 1998 presidential election. Bongo again prevailed, and Mamboundou placed second according to official results.