Guinea’s coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya sworn in as interim President.
Colonel Mamady Doumbouya leader of Guinea’s coup has finally been sworn in as interim President till further notice. It was reported yesterday the coup leader will become Guinea’s President until elections are conducted. Ecowas has asked Mamady Doumbouya and his soldiers to make sure elections are conducted in six months time. https://www.facebook.com/109746051257366/posts/197577152474255/
Mamady with his soldiers toppled Guinea’s President, Alpha Conde in September 2021 at Guinea’s Presidential Palace in Conakry. Today, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya swore the Presidential oath in Guinea’s capital, Conakry in front of diplomats and foreign observers in his military regalia, wearing black sunglasses.
He served in the French foreign legion and was Alpha Condes close bodyguard after his return from France. He was picked by the President to head Guinea’s special forces unit. This was in quest to tackle Guinea’s growing jihadist threats. The special forces unit under his watch quash protest against President Alpha Conde’s third therm last year, only for him to organize a coup this year.
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Newly sworn in President, Mamady Doumbouya says he will not stay in power for long. He says he will not stand for elections after six months.
“My administration’s mission is to refound the state by drafting a new constitution, fighting corruption, reforming the electoral system and then organizing free, credible and transparent elections. My new administration will respect all the national and international commitments to which the country has subscribed” Colonel Mamady said in Guinea’s official language, French.
Colonel Doumbouya is only 41years old. He quoted Ghana’s late military leader, Jeremiah John Rawlings in his speech.
“If the people are crused by their elites, it is up to the army to give the people their freedom” he said.
Rawlings was Ghana’s President from 1981 to 2000