Guinea PM pitches for Conde at party election convention
January 17th 2022, 7:17:46 pm
Guinean Prime Minister Kassory Fofana on Wednesday proclaimed his support for President Alpha Conde at a party convention likely to confirm whether he runs for a third term in office, a scenario that has stirred bloody protests in the West African state.
Fofana made the appeal at the start of a two-day convention of the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) to select a candidate for a presidential vote expected in October.
"This convention is being held at a particular time, when the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic and where violence is widespread," Fofana told around 350 delegates gathered in the parliament building in Conakry.
"The difficult times are menacing, but I am sure we will emerge victorious under the leadership of President Alpha Conde."