Guinean transitional president Mamady Doumbouya: “We want to give power back to the Guineans”

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The Guinean transitional president, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, gave an interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Conakry. Doumbouya seized power following a coup on September 5, which toppled Alpha Condé, president for 11 years.

In the interview, Doumbouya lambasted the “mismanagement” and “personalization of power” that had prevailed before he took power. He said he believed he led the coup as a “patriot” and intended to “return power to the Guinean people”.

Doumbouy told FRANCE 24 that “neither he nor any member of the transitional government” would be a candidate in future elections in Guinea, but did not specify a date for the next electoral race.

He added that the fate of former President Alpha Condé, arrested on September 5, was not his responsibility, but that of the Ministry of Justice, whose independence he guaranteed.

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