Although it is still uncertain how the situation in Guinea will finish, David Lewis Rubongoya, the secretary general of the National Unity Platform (NUP), has stated that it is critical for tyrants to learn from some of these countries since things can change at any time.
President Alpha Condé’s fate is unknown after an unverified video showed him in the hands of soldiers who claimed to have launched a coup after hours of heavy shooting near the presidential palace in Conakry.
“The Presidential Guard, supported by the military and security forces, controlled the threat and forced back the group of insurgents,” Guinea’s Defense Ministry said in an official press release on Sunday.
Conde, according to Rubongoya, was reaping the benefits of his dividing seeds.
“Guineans rushed to the streets to denounce the unconstitutional amendments. During the violent protests, security forces killed dozens of Guineans. Later, for leading the protests, two opposition leaders were sentenced to one year in prison each.”
According to Rubongoya, Conde declared himself officially elected with 59.5 percent of the vote, forcing opposition leaders to challenge Conde’s alleged victory before the country’s Constitutional Court, citing several irregularities.
Rubongoya questioned whether tyrants from other countries are paying attention to what is going on in the world in order to realize that power belongs to the people.
“Unfortunately, no ruler ever learns from his predecessors’ mistakes. Until it’s too late, each of them believes they are very wise. Sadly, nations are frequently the victims of their immorality, decadence, and intransigence,” he remarked.