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US News Presidential in Guinea: a former close to Alpha Condé candidate in the opposition

13:05  02 august  2020
13:05  02 august  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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The former close to Guinean President Alpha Condé, Ousmane Kaba, became on Saturday August 1 the first opposition candidate for the presidential election of October 18 in Guinea. While the opponents of a possible third term of the Head of State are preparing to resume their street demonstrations, the future candidate held his convention at his party's headquarters in the suburbs of Conakry, the capital.

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With our correspondent in Conakry, Moctar Bah

It was in a carnival atmosphere that the national convention of the Party of Democrats for Hope (Pades) took place: "Considering the various prefectural, municipal, regional and abroad, we solemnly declare Doctor Ousmane Kaba, president of Pades, candidate of the Democratic Party for Hope for the 2020 presidential election ”, we could hear on the platform of the convention, in Conakry .

Without delay, the future candidate accepted. "I agree to be our party's candidate for the next presidential election in our country," said the Pades leader, reaffirming his confidence in his chances of success. “The Pades have made a strong commitment not to play the empty chair strategy. He will oppose the regime head-on during the next election consultations. So to the pessimists who think that the Pades will only give credibility to the lost elections, we say they are wrong, "he added.

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Ousmane Kaba took the opportunity to make a violent indictment against the regime of Alpha Condé , in particular in relation to the last municipal and referendum elections: “These controversial elections were carried out in a climate of hostility, brutality and intimidation without any limit, ”he said. The presidential party will hold its convention on August 5 and 6 to appoint its candidate.

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