Gambia: Opposition Condemns brutality meted on unarmed civilian protesters in Conakry
October 20, 2019
By Bakary Ceesay
Opposition Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has strongly condemn the brutality meted out to unarmed civilian protesters and call on president Alpha Conde to respect the constitution and the people of Guinea and to drop his sham referendum for a third presidential term
In a press release Hon Mamma Kandeh, party leader of GDC said he have learned with great dismay and utterly shocked by unfolding events in Guinea Conakry. Efforts by president Alpha Conde to subvert the will of the Guinean people by way of attempting to amend the constitution for an unconstitutional third term are unacceptable.
“I and the Gambia Democratic Congress party are in solidarity with the people of Guinea in their quest for rule of law and constitutional order. I condemn the brutality meted out to unarmed civilian protesters and call on president Alpha Conde to respect the constitution and the people of Guinea and to drop his sham referendum for a third presidential term,” he said.
Hon. Kandeh recalled that It is utterly shocking that a statesman who visited the Gambia several times in 2017 to broker a political deal and brought an end to the impasse in the Gambia will now cause so much pain and bloodshed in his own country just to remain in power.
He stressed that: “I am a firm believer of an unaltered presidential term limit and therefore call on regional powers, ECOWAS, AU and the UN to urge President Conde to step down at the end of his second term”
He pointed out that any attempt to fraudulently amend the constitution for a supposed third term will be an affront to the sub regional efforts for a multi party and presidential term limit democracies.
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