EQUATORIAL GUINEA: THE OPPOSITION CLAIMS THE DEPARTURE OF JAMMEH, GAMBIAN EX-PRESIDENT IN EXILE
30 JANUARY 2019 AT 4:09 PM BY AFP
Large posters against the presence of Yahya Jammeh in Equatorial Guinea, former Gambian president exiled in this country since 2017, were hung in Malabo by opponents demanding that “this dictator” return home to be judged, found the AFP Wednesday.
The Party Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS), the second opposition party in Equatorial Guinea, “does not want another dictator,” could be read on posters held in front of its headquarters in Malabo, capital of the country held an iron fist for more than 30 years by Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
The CPDS “demands that Yahya Jammeh’s dictator return to his country, to answer for his acts and crimes committed during his reign. Equatorial Guinea can not turn into a host country for genocidal dictators,” he said. AFP Andrés Esono Ondo, secretary general of the party. Contacted by AFP, the first opposition party, Citizens for Innovation (CI), dissolved in February 2018, joined the CPDS approach: Malabo can not accommodate “someone who has mistreated his people “, declared its leader Gabriel Nse Obiang.
Reaching power by a bloodless coup in 1994, Yahya Jammeh was largely elected and re-elected without interruption until his defeat in December 2016 against the opponent Adama Barrow After six weeks of a rebound crisis caused by his refusal to give up power, he finally had to leave the country on 21 January 2017 for Equatorial Guinea following a military intervention by the Economic Community of
African States. West Africa (ECOWAS) and a final Guinean-Mauritanian mediation.Installed in Mongomo, the native village of the Guinean president on the border of Gabon, the former Gambian president has only rarely been seen in public since arriving in Guinea On
December 31, for New Year’s Eve, he appeared in a video on the social networks of Congolese singer Koffi Olomide, dancing with the singer, Teodoro Obiang, and his son became vice president, Teodorin Nguema Obiang.