Guinea: Diallo, Conde Campaign Intensifies Ahead Of Presidential Election

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:19 am

Campaign from Cellou Dalein Diallo and Alpha Conde has intensified ahead of the presidential election, coming up on suday. Both Candidates are soliciting for votes from citizens of Guinea.

Guinea’s main opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo arrived in the capital Conakry on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s election, greeted by using hordes of animated supporters.

The city had until now resounded to the sound of auto horns as supporters of President Alpha Conde, who is seeking a controversial 0.33 time period on Sunday, whisked through the metropolis in a motorcade.

After about a week of combative campaigning, the 82-year-old president himself lower back to the capital on Wednesday amid heightened political anxiety in the West African state.

Conde’s re-election bid comes after he pushed via a constitutional referendum in March, which he argued would modernise the country, but which allowed him to omit a two-term restrict for presidents. Opposition to this induced mass protests from final October, sparking a massive crackdown via security forces and claiming dozens of lives.