Coup D’ Etat In Guinea: As President Alpha Condé is Whisked Away By Soldiers
There appears to be unrest in Conakry, the capital city of Guinea following a Military upheaval that resulted in President Alpha Condé been whisked away to an unknown destination as the Military led a team of former French legionnaire, Lt Col Mamady Doumbouya who claimed to have dissolved the sitting government.
Sources from the capital city affirm that there has been consistent heavy gunfire near the presidential palace in the capital, Conakry for several hours. As some unknown soldiers, dressed in the country’s national colors.
The nine men-led soldiers who refer to themselves as the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development stated that the reason for their actions is hinged on several anomalies in the country which include but are not limited to increasing poverty, incessant corruption, and general mismanagement of public funds/property.
They further claimed that the current constitution of the country had been dissolved with immediate effect and in no distant time there would be consultations to create an inclusive constitution that would help in taking the country forward.
Meanwhile, in another development, the Defence Ministry said the attempted takeover had been thwarted by the presidential guard.
According to feelers from state capital the sage President Condé, was last seen wearing a Jean and a printed shirt was taken to an unknown destination. And currently, all land and air borders had been closed until further notice. While the only bridge connecting the mainland to the Kaloum Peninsular, where key ministries abode and the presidential palace, were located has been sealed off and surrounded with heavily armed guards.
This coup is coming at the heels of incumbent President Condé’s controversial re0election in his third term bid to remain in office, which had been frowned at by the citizens.