US News Alpha Condé mobilizes in his stronghold of Upper Guinea

07:25  14 october  2020
07:25  14 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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The President of the Republic, candidate for a third term in the presidential election this Sunday continues its tour in the interior of the country. After Forest Guinea Alpha Condé won Tuesday, October 13 the region of Upper Guinea considered the bastion of his party the RPG.

With our special correspondent in Kankan, Carol Valade

It is a yellow cloud of excited bikers that precede the head of state, white hot by the Kankan sun. A dangerous chase ensues with the presidential motorcade. Military vehicles, overloaded minibuses and scooters collide to be the first to enter the stadium.

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Alpha Condé all dressed in white receives the keys to the city. “Young people have been manipulated for personal interests,” he says, no doubt in reference to recent protests against power shortages. Before reiterating: "There are only two candidates for this election," he said.

Most businesses are closed, the city has seen violent clashes in recent days between supporters of power and the opposition. Alpha Condé calls for unity.

The reception is hysterical upon his arrival in the town of Siguiri, the gold-mining town near the Malian border, which its activists refer to as the "capital of the RPG". The head of state, overwhelmed by the crowds, will have difficulty getting out of his vehicle to reach the stage.

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Alpha Condé was therefore Tuesday in Kankan. A city from which another candidate, Ousmane Kaba, is from. A former RPG executive who moved to the opposition. This economist, several times minister, chairs the Pades, the Party of Democrats for Hope. He focused his campaign on several themes: national unity, infrastructure, electrification and the problem of access to water.

Although Ousmane Kaba assures that his candidacy arouses enthusiasm, he nevertheless regrets the problems and deplores that Cellou Dallein Diallo was unable to make it to Kankan on Sunday , his procession having been blocked by supporters of Alpha Condé.

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