The Kumbaya from Hell: At Last Minute, Conde Adds a Boatload of Political Leaders to Meeting
According to an announcement read on state TV and radio, Conde has extended the initial invitation he made to Cellou Dalein Diallo, Sidya Toure, and Moussa Solano, to several other leaders of Guinean political parties.
Below is the official statement translated into English using Google. You will see many familiar names, Jean Marie Dore, Ibrahima Fofana Kassory, and Lonseny Fall. Most of this list consists of parties who garnered less than one percent of the vote in the presidential election in 2010 and most of the leaders have already declared allegiance to Alpha Conde. Conde pulled off a classic bait and switch.
This is not a meeting, this is a photo-op. Yet, this works just fine for Western diplomats. They will share the photo of all the Guinean leaders gathered under the tent of Alpha Conde, with their corporate contacts as proof that Guinea is ready. Grossly fraudulent legislative elections to seal the deal on Guinea’s transition to destruction cannot be too far away.
A kumbayah straight from hell, indeed.
THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY
As part of periodic consultations with the social and political actors, the Head of State, Professor Alpha Condé, will receive Tuesday, November 15th at 3:00 p.m. at the Palais Sékhoutouréya, leaders of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea, UFDG , Elhadj Mamadou Diallo, the Union of Republican Forces, UFR, Mr Sidi Touré, the Party of Unity and Progress, PUP, Elhadj Moussa Solano.
This invitation is extended to leaders of the Union for Progress of Guinea, UPG, Jean Marie Dore, Guinea for All, GPT, Mr. Ibrahima Fofana Kassory, of the Democratic Union of Guinea, UDG, Elhadj Mamadou Sylla , the United Front for Democracy and Change, FUDEC, François Lonsény Fall, New Generation for the Republic, NGR, Mr. Abe Sylla, the Party for Union and Development, PUD, Elhadj Mamadou Ditinn Diallo, Union of Democratic Forces, UDF, Mr. Mamadou Bah Baadiko.
The invitation of the President of the Republic also falls within the National Dialogue, everything dear to the people of Guinea.
The Press Office of the Presidency informs the national and international press as part of periodic consultations with the social and political actors, the Head of State, Professor Alpha Condé, will receive Tuesday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the Palais Sékhoutouréya the leaders of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea, UFDG, Elhadj Mamadou Diallo, the Union of Republican Forces, UFR, Mr Sidi Touré, the Party of Unity and Progress, PUP, Elhadj Moussa Solano .
The press will gather out of traditional statements of political leaders invited audience.
To this end, the Press Office of the President invites interested bodies, by reason of a journalist by organ, to be present at Sékhoutouréya Tuesday, November 15 to 14 hours.
Please bring an identification badge.
Conakry, November 14, 2011