Guinea: FNDC changes boss and prepares to watch over the Transition

Abdouramane Sanoh, the leader of the FNDC, the front that challenged in the streets the project of a third mandate for the recently deposed Guinean president Alpha Condé, passes the baton to another charismatic figure of the movement, Oumar Sylla alias Foniké Mangué.

The civil society actors who mobilized in April 2019 to say no to Alpha Conde who wanted to change the Constitution were all present or almost this Thursday for the plenary session in Conakry.

Since this is no longer an unfortunate memory, the historic leader of the movement passes the hand to, in his own words, more vigorous than him: “On September 5, 2021, a new page in the political history of Guinea has opened. This new era is full of opportunities as well as challenges that give rise to very serene consideration, “says Abdouramane Sanoh.

The new strong man of the movement is called Foniké Mangué. He was elected unanimously by an internal vote. His personality was the subject of consensus: this young man, known for mobilizing crowds and who was sentenced to three years in prison last year for “communicating and divulging false information, threatening violence or death,” is a “transversal” character from an “ethnic and political” point of view, explains an observer.

The FNDC is also changing its orientation: it wants to monitor the course of the transition. With a tool: the House of Transition, which will observe the respect of human rights, and will play the role of electoral watch, says an FNDC executive.

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