After boycotting the controversial 2016 presidential election, won by his former mentor Denis Sassou Nguesso, Mathias Dzon (73), finance minister between 1997 and 2002, will be a candidate in the March 2021 election, “for the good of the nation He therefore responded positively, on Saturday 21 November, to a request from the Alliance for the Republic and Democracy (ARD), an opposition platform, this time wanting to go all the way.
as reported from Brazzaville, Loïcia Martial
Night blue suit, white shirt, ties in bright colors, it is a president Mathias Dzon who appeared before his activists to announce his candidacy, convinced that public finances, relations with creditors or even social issues are poorly handled, he knows that he is preparing to take his experience with him to change the management software. Candidate for the first time in 2009, he had stayed in his tracks after demanding a boycott with his opposition friends in the middle of the vote.
“I’m coming to the end“
This time, the former treasurer does not intend to let go: “This is the first time I have made the personal decision to present myself. But this time it is I who decided and I will go to the end, he said, you will see if conditions go very well you will see that there will be a change in this country. “
Above all, he calls for good electoral governance: “It is absolutely necessary to redefine the electoral register, not the apparatus we are doing there, that we know the maneuvers. Do not even forget that I have been active in this country so I know how “We must succeed in setting up a good electoral register, a good electoral commission with independent personalities. We must change the electoral law, the current law is not good.”
The date for the 2021 presidential election remains to be determined. The government authorities intend to organize a political consultation from this week to better prepare it.