Guinea Opposition “the coup is first step to end an illegal 3rd term rule”

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By Alpha Kamara in New York

Guinea’s main opposition leader told the top UN envoy that the coup in the country is necessary for ending an illegal 3rd term rule. Cellou Dalein Diallo leader of the main opposition UFDG party in a meeting in Conakry with Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif, UNSG Special Representative in West Africa and Sahel said the army intervention is necessary to end an illegal rule characterized by dictatorship. “In my opinion, the army intervention has ended a third illegal and illegitimate mandate orchestrated by Conde. Their effort should be considered a first step towards returning to constitutional order and true democracy”, Cellou Diallo said. The opposition leader said, the next step will be to set up democratic institutions arising from inclusive and transparent elections within a reasonable time frame.

He therefore called on partners including the UN, EU, ECOWAS and others to support Guinea towards a peaceful transition.

Meanwhile, the military regime which has been condemn by the regional body ECOWAS has started consultations with various groups in the country to form a government of national unity. They have also ordered all the banks to freeze all government accounts to protect the nation’s assets and government funds from being taken away by former government officials. President Conde changed the constitution last year and ran for a third term, a situation that created instability and claimed the lives of dozens of Guinean citizens.

Guinea Opposition “the coup is first step to end an illegal 3rd term rule”
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