In Chad, the Interior Ministry announces the arrest of several party leaders and activists who are said to be prepared to disrupt the presidential election next Sunday. In a statement released Thursday night, following warnings from the opposition indicating the arrest of several leaders of the protest, the Ministry of Public Security announces the dismantling of a terrorist network.
with our correspondent in Ndjamena, Madjiasra Nako
At least five political party leaders were arrested late on Thursday afternoon. Among them Dinamou Daram, the head of the political formation who invested the former minister Yaya Dillo whose rejection of the candidacy then provoked tensions then a military attack on his home. An assault that killed people including the mother of the political leader who has since been hiding.
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According to the press release from the Ministry of Public Security, the people arrested yesterday Thursday prepared to attack Ceni, polling stations and even plan to assassinate, in a targeted manner, opposition leaders to bring the blame to the government.
But, according to an opposition political actor, the government is trying to justify arbitrariness. The same leader recalls that the UN envoy was prevented from accessing the Transformers headquarters on Thursday afternoon, where they had a meeting with the leader of the opposition, Succès Masra, excluded from the presidential election due to his age (38).
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Success Masra had invited his activists for instructions to prevent the vote from being held next Sunday. The police were then driven out around the opposition party’s headquarters.