Shortly after the parties that supported the candidacy of the opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo in the latest presidential election signed an agreement Wednesday in Conakry to form a political alliance, two of their activists were arrested.
The electoral coalition formed for the latest presidential election, the National Alliance for Change and Democracy (ANAD), is undergoing a transformation, becoming a political alliance.
Wednesday morning, representatives of some twenty parties met around the opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo: “We discovered that we were driven by the same determination to contribute to the installation of a peaceful democracy and a true rule of law in our country. And so we decided to transform this electoral alliance into a political alliance to confront this government, which wants to completely muzzle the opposition and silence all discordant voices.
In the late afternoon, two members were arrested: Bogola Haba, head of communications for ANAd, and Thierno Yaya Diallo, president of Guinée moderne. The latter was released later that night, but not Bogola Haba.
Haba made statements calling for civil disobedience, calling for insurrection, said government spokesman Tibou Camara. “It is not acceptable in a democracy to ask for the departure of a president of the Republic. And I think it’s perfectly normal for the security services to call the person concerned to account.”
The National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC) mobilized since 2019 against the third term of Alpha Conde, condemns these arrests that it sees as a way to create fear among Guineans.