Cellou Dalein Diallo, president of the UFDG party of the Republican opposition, bowed out of the race for president of the National Assembly after confirming that fellow opposition leader, Jean Marie Dore, who declared his intention to run for Assembly president a few weeks ago, re-confirmed this weekend that he still intends to pursue the position as an “independent.”. In an attempt to maintain harmony within the opposition, Diallo asked Ms. Marie-Anne Tofany Fofana, a UFDG Vice-President, to become the opposition’s candidate.
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“On Sunday morning, the Republican opposition was left to decide the choice of one candidate for the election of the President of the National Assembly. Elhadj Diallo, President UFDG, was chosen by the Republican opposition. I would say that the choice was imposed to be our flagship perch in the National Assembly. accepted this choice in the conditioning unanimously in opposition Regarding his choice. In other words, the president of the UFDG hoped that any Republican opposition, without exception, on his choice to wear our colors in parliament. This is why a Committee was formed consisting of the leaders of the opposition to meet with some political parties who were not present at the meeting this morning to get them to raise their position in relation to this choice and thus share his opinion with respect this application. This committee is made at a political leader (Jean Marie Dore, leader of the Union for the Progress of Guinea), who had already expressed his wish to be a candidate for the election of the President of National Assembly and despite the many arguments that have been advanced by the emissaries, this political leader would not retract and agree to adhere to the collegiate position of the Republican opposition. Given the fact that his choice did not unanimously by all political parties of the Republican opposition, President UFDG decided not to run for the election of the Speaker of the National Assembly. Instead, the opposition elected a member of the UFDG, namely, the Vice-President Mrs. Tofanny, who will be the candidate of the Republican opposition to the election of the President of the National Assembly. leader of UGG s ‘is already declared candidate for weeks in this position. We hoped his support for the consensus decision, but for reasons of its own, the leader of the UPG thought he should keep his candidacy. So President UFDG who fought many years for cohesion and unity of the opposition could therefore not accept this choice focused on the person as this choice may present the picture of a disunited opposition. C ‘ so he decided not to attend. As we know, Jean Marie Dore is the only opposition leader who has declared his intention to run. No other leader has expressed in any case obliquely that desire. So, Jean Marie Dore maintains his candidacy, and the rest of the opposition has decided to that of Marie-Anne Tofanny, Vice President UFDG.”
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The Guinean opposition sent a letter to Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana: “We take this opportunity to ask you to call your services to the provisions of Article 26 of our constitution
- Published on Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:57 p.m.
- Written by Barrie K
which enshrines the principle of neutrality of the public service and therefore prohibits any confusion between the exercise of a public function and practice of political activity “
Mr. Prime Minister,
We would like to draw your attention to arbitrary sanctions by certain local administrative authorities to managers in service to the country on the grounds that they have not effectively supported the RPG arc-en-ciel in parliamentary elections September 28, 2013.
To illustrate these abuses taking a scale of growing, we do hold, attached is a list of administrators and politicians considered activists and opposition supporters and recently hit measures revocations or assignments in remote areas of their current place of function.
We take this opportunity to ask you to call your service in compliance with article 26 of our constitution which enshrines the principle of neutrality of the public service and therefore prohibits any confusion between the exercise of a function public and the practice of political activity.
We remind you that the state of advanced degeneration of our government and its inability to effectively play its role in motor and regulator of economic and social development is mainly due to such practices that favor more political affinities that objective criteria competence in the selection and appointment of cadres.
As a result of the above, please kindly, in a spirit of justice, to cancel the allocation of these officials, restore these local officials in their function and ensuring that either put an end to this type of term sanctions unjustified and anachronistic is likely to serve the sustainable development of our countries and the consolidation of national cohesion.
PARTIAL LIST OF LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AND POSTED OR HALF OF THEIR DUTIES AFTER LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 28 September 2013
1. In Kankan:
– Mr Luncény KABA, Unique Number 238535E Federal Secretary of Youth SARP, assigned to Tougué;
– Mr Antoine DOBO, Unique Number 144146V Federal Secretary UFDG assigned Lélouma;
– Mr Souleymane Béavogui, Unique Number 194728F member of the Federal Bureau of SARP, assigned to Gaoual.
2. A Dabola:
The Sub-Prefect of Bissikirima, by radio broadcast on October 25, 2013 statement of their duties the following local officials:
– Mr Abdul Thierno Barry, President District Sampolia;
– Bassy Amadou Sow, Chairman of the District Hamdallaye;
– El Hadj Abdoulaye Barry, Vice President District Kolon;
– Mr Ibrahima Diallo, Head of sector Noumoussoulou;
– Mr Mamadou Alpha Diallo, Head of sector II Loppé
– Bagou Oumou Camara, Head area.
3. A Faranah:
– Mr Thierno Barry Sanoussy, Club number 238554S, Secretary UFDG Section marela is assigned to Tiro
PS This list is far from exhaustive. It will be completed gradually as information on similar cases will be specified.
The Republican opposition
Published: Sunday October 20, 2013 MYT 2:05:02 AM
Updated: Sunday October 20, 2013 MYT 2:06:06 AM
CONAKRY (Reuters) – Guinea’s main opposition parties accused the ruling party on Saturday of massive fraud in last month’s parliamentary election and said they would call on the Supreme Court to annul the vote.
The statement was the first official reaction to the complete results issued on Friday, which showed the President Alpha Conde’s ruling party won 53 seats but fell just short of an absolute majority in parliament.
The September 28 vote, which is meant to complete the return to civilian rule but was more than two years late, has been dogged by wrangling between parties, triggered deadly street protests and dented investor confidence in the iron and bauxite-rich state.
“We have decided to file a complaint (at the Supreme Court), with all the necessary proof, calling for the complete annulment of the vote,” said Aboubacar Sylla, a spokesman for the umbrella of opposition groups.
The coalition includes Cellou Dalein Diallo’s UFDG, which came second with 37 seats, Sidya Toure’s UFR, which won 10 seats and two other minor parties that secured a pair of seats each.
“What we are seeing a complete farce brought about by massive fraud organised by the ruling party,” Sylla added.
Opposition parties had earlier called for the vote to be cancelled during the counting process. They also threatened more protests. About 50 people were killed in demonstrations over election preparations earlier this year.
Conde’s camp has already said it will challenge in the Supreme Court the results from some districts where it says the opposition rigged the outcome.
Earlier this month, observers from the United States, France, the European Union, the United Nations and West African regional bloc ECOWAS said they had identified problems with voting in a number of districts, potentially harming the credibility of these results.
But diplomats, led by the United Nations, have sought to restore confidence in the process and, in particular, the election commission, which is deeply divided.
Conde’s RPG party needs the backing of another four seats in parliament to secure a majority so a period of deal-making is expected after results are confirmed.
While an important last step in the tortuous return to civilian rule following a 2009, the vote is also seen by many politicians in Guinea as warm-up for the presidential election in 2015, when Conde’s first 5-year term comes to an end.
(Reporting by Saliou Samb; Writing by David Lewis)
Certainly, Alpha Conde is determined to grant himself a victory without honor in Matoto. All methods are now used to make this possible through a fraudulent election already expected by the national and international opinion, of delaying the transmission of CENI’s record of votes, or PVs, in order to introduce false PVs in the office of centralization for results in Matoto. Being aware that these false PVs will not be invalidated either by the CENI, much less by the Supreme Court which is allied with the president. RPG victory depends only on its ability to introduce false PVs to the office of centralization. Hence, the determination to delay their transfers until the introduction of false PVs.
The attempt by RPG activists to introduce fraudulent PVs, which was scheduled for last night Thursday, October 10, 2013, was thwarted by the determination of observers from the European Union, whose seven members spent Thursday night in the Matoto clearinghouse.
Frustrated by the failure inflicted on its plan to commit fraud Thursday night, RPG activists returned on Friday, October 11, 2013, to cause trouble near the clearinghouse. Their representatives came out of their office for no good reason, with the aim of stopping the centralization of results.
Faced with this delaying tactic, representatives of the opposition demanded that the centralization work continue due to the presence of the EU observers and a government representative who is also vice chairman of the committee, a Mr. Toure. This can ensure the fairness of the results being designated by the administration.
Informed of this, the Minister of Territorial Administration, Mr. Alassane Conde ordered Mr. Toure to leave the room with the representatives of the RPG, under the eyes of European observers who were not absolutely sure they would return. However, the administration and its representatives have a legal obligation to adopt a position of strict neutrality in the electoral process.
It is worth noting that the centralization work which remains to be done in Matoto takes no more than thirty (30) minutes. Yet, this unspeakable delay is only the expression of the will of President Alpha Condé to confiscate once again the expression of the popular will. This raises the question of the validity of these elections simply because the statutory period for proclamation of preliminary results by CENI, under Article 163 of the Electoral Code, ie 72 hours after the elections, are widely exceeded.
This is unfortunate and damaging to President Alpha Conde, given that the electoral robbery is happening under the eyes of observers from the European Union and an AFP journalist. You have to be Alpha Conde to take such a risk.