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Guinea Opposition Condemns Conde Assassination Claims

September 13, 2011

The following article, and most others in the news on the topic of Conde’s assassination claims, say that UFDG Vice-President, Bah Oury, is an ally of former interim president, Gen. Sekouba Konate. This is untrue.

Guinea opposition condemns Conde assassination claims

Published on 13 September 2011 – 5:15pm

Guinea’s main opposition said President Alpha Conde had violated the confidentiality of preliminary investigations by openly accusing people and governments of involvement in an attack against him.

Conde has accused three men, including the Guinean Union of Democratic Forces (UFDG) number two Amadou Bah Oury of plotting a July attack on his home, suggesting the governments of Senegal and Gambia were complicit.

In a statement released Monday night, the UFDG said Conde had accused Bah Oury, former minister in the Guinean presidency Tibou Camara and businessman Amadou Oury Diallo, known as Sadaka, “without any evidence”.

All three men are known as allies of General Sekouba Konate, who led a transitional government in 2010.

The UFDG “condemns the violation by the president of the republic of the confidentiality of preliminary investigations, the sacred principles of the presumption of innocence and judicial independence.”

The party warned these violations could affect the credibility of any investigation and affect peace and national unity in the country, which is trying to move on from decades of military rule and coups.

The leader of the New Democratic Forces, Mamadou Mouctar Diallo, said accusing Senegal and Gambia of being involved “is not clever from a diplomatic point of view.”

Both Gambia and Senegal strongly denied any knowledge of or involvement in an attack by rogue soldiers on Conde’s home in July, which the president said was plotted in a chic Dakar hotel.

© ANP/AFP

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