Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on the President of the Republic Of Guinea, HE Alpha Conde to do the possible preserve the country’s peace in the wake of post electoral violence in the country.
On 21st October, 2020, it was reported that at least eight civilians and one police officer have died in violence following the weekend’s tense presidential election, in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters.
Already, the United Nations have condemned the clashes and called for calm ahead of the declaration of the winner of the polls.
Also calling for calm and condemning acts of violence is former President JJ Rawlings. Issuing a statement via Twitter, the former president noted that the numerous lives that are being lost on account of the regime trying to extend its stay in office is grossly unacceptable.
He further noted that the Guinea’s President Alpha Conde must do better to protect the people.
Guinea is the first of 5 West African countries to host their elections in the 4th quarter of 2020.