Canada Niger: the Minister of the Interior leaves the government to prepare the presidential election

07:26  30 june  2020
07:26  30 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le ministre de l'Intérieur Mohamed Bazoumà Ouagadougou, le 14 septembre 2019 © ISSOUF SANOGO The Minister of the Interior Mohamed Bazoum in Ouagadougou, September 14, 2019

Mohamed Bazoum, the powerful Nigerian Minister of the Interior, candidate of the The ruling party in the 2020 presidential election was replaced on Monday after a "technical restructuring" of the government, said an official statement.

Mohamed Bazoum is replaced by Alkache Alhada, who has occupied since September 2019 the portfolio of Minister Delegate for Public Security at the Ministry of the Interior, said the press release read Monday evening read on public television.

"His departure from the government aims to allow Bazoum Mohamed to better prepare for the presidential election of 2020 in which he is a candidate," one of his relatives told AFP.

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Aged 60, Mr. Bazoum, a key man in the two presidential terms of President Mahamadou Issoufou (elected in 2011 and 2016), was invested in March 2019 as a candidate for the ruling Niger Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS) .

Minister of the Interior since April 2016, Mr. Bazoum, who was also Minister of Foreign Affairs, has been considered one of the most powerful men in the country since the accession to power of Mr. Issoufou, who announced not want to change the Constitution to run for a third term.

The first round of the presidential election, coupled with the legislative elections, is set for December 27, 2020.

Three other heavyweights, the opponent Hama Amadou, of the Nigerian Democratic Movement (Moden, 2nd in 2016)), Seïni Oumarou, the leader of the National movement for the development society (MNSD, 3rd in 2016) and Mahamane Ousmane, ex-president from 1993 to 1996 (4th in 2016), are also in the race for 2020.

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The former head of diplomacy Ibrahim Yacouba (5th in 2016) and General Salou Djibo, ex-head of the military junta in power from February 2010 to April 2011, who is running for the first time in an election under the brand new Peace-Justice-Progress Party (PJP) ), also announced their candidacy.

Opponent Hama Amadou recently received presidential pardon while he was serving a 12-month prison sentence for baby trafficking. This conviction, which he describes as political, could invalidate his candidacy.

Since 2017, the opposition refuses to sit on the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) and challenges the new electoral code, which it claims has been drawn up on a "non-consensual basis, without its participation", which was adopted in June 2019 by the parliament.

Monday, the opposition "demanded (...) the dissolution of the CENI". A "dialogue" announced at the end of October by the government and the opposition with a view to "appeasing" the tense political climate has still not started six months before the presidential election.

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