Emmanuel Macron, president of France recently accused Guinea’s President Alpha Conde of changing the country’s constitution only to stay in power.
Earlier this month, Guinean authorities confirmed Conde’s victory in October’s election, putting rest the claims and accusations of fraud and handing him a third term his opponents say is unconstitutional.
“President Conde has had a career as an opponent which would have justified organising a good alternation on his own,” Macron said in an interview with weekly pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique. “And obviously he organised a referendum and a constitutional change just to be able to keep power.”
Conde’s first election victory in 2010 raised hopes for democratic progress in the former French colony after two years of military rule and almost 25 years under the authoritative rule of President Lansana Conte.
DNT NEWS, ACCRA