After Nzérékoré, Lola, Macenta and Guéckédou, the head of state held a meeting on Monday 12 October in the forest city of Kissidougou in the south of the country. During his speech, he said he regretted the violence that took place in the Kankan region, where the procession from his main rival, Cellou Dalein Diallo, was blocked the day before.
With our correspondent
After Macenta and Guéckédou in the morning, it is in Kissidougou that the presidential helicopter landed in the early afternoon. From the stadium, Alpha Condé spoke and in his speech called on his activists to calm down. “What has been done in Toukounou is regrettable,” he said.
“I told the Kankan activists that I did not agree. (…) I told my activists that I do not want violence, I do not want you to throw stones, and I told those responsible that they should have prevented the people of Toukounou from blocking the road. ”
The day before, the procession to main opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo, which was to hold a meeting in Kankan, was forced to return and violence broke out in the city, considered the RPG’s stronghold as the ruling party.
Alpha Condé also mocked the statements of his main opponent, who questioned his state of health. “They came to tell you the president is sick,” he said, sticking his tongue out, first forcing a face and then raising his fist in the air.
“Those who want to send me to the cemetery, they will go before me!”, He concluded, before promising that Guinea would soon be the second power after Nigeria and urging its militants to withdraw their voting cards. .
For his part, his main opponent, UFDG candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo, explained to the press during a video conference that he would like the international community to further condemn the democratic regressions in Guinea and in particular the exclusion of organizations. international organizations and voting monitoring.
Today, what is happening in Guinea is contrary to everything laid down in good governance. The international community says nothing, does nothing. I think there is an effort on the part of our Western partners. There are always press releases from Paris, Washington, Brussels, but they are still scared.
Cellou Dalein Diallo