Special forces under the command of Colonel Mamady Doumbouya took power last weekend in Conakry. They dissolved the government and the institutions and abolished the constitution that Alpha Condé had adopted in 2020 and which he used for a third term in the same year, despite months of murderous competition. Within the political staffs, it is time for caution.
as reported from Conakry, Mouctar Bah
This new disruption of the army in the Guinean political game is not without raising questions. The two previous experiences 1984 and 2008 urge the population to be extremely careful.
Wondering Mamadou Bah Baadiko, former vice president and president of the UFD (Union of Democratic Forces). “This is the big question: will they really deal with the real diseases in the country called corruption, ethnicism, dictatorship, absence of democratic institutions, absence of freedom with the inability of the people to defend themselves legally without being sent to prison.”
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When asked if this coup is beneficial, he replies: “We are Democrats, we would have liked the result not to be a coup.” It is the total failure of the institutions, there are no free, honest, fair elections, the power confiscates everything, it is a totalitarian party state. There were no other solutions, unfortunately “.
At the same time, the leader of the New Vision Party (PNV), Dounamou Togba, wants us to trust the new champions in Conakry. “About the forces of the nation, if the politicians agree to unite and give the benefits of doubt to these soldiers, we believe we can have a sincere discussion that can lead us to a peaceful transition so that we can establish a democratic state.”
Officials from RPG, the former governing party, who were interviewed by RFI did not want to comment.
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