Togo: Protesters Call For President Faure Gnassingbe Exit After 50 years of Dictatorship
Protesters lined up in the streets of Lome, the capital of Togo yesterday calling for the exit of President Faure Gnassingbe who has been in power for 15years after taking the presidential position from his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema who ruled Togo for 38years.
The president of Togo, Gnassingbe Faure had promised earlier to hold a conversation meeting with the opposition party since November but, nothing has been done to validate his promise to this moment.
The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and Alpha Conde of Guinea who were the mediators have also being working things out in order to have open negotiations between both groups.
The PUNCH reported that Jean-Pierre Fabre who is leader of the opposition party, “National Alliance for Change” said during the protests that:
For now the Guinean and Ghanaian presidents are trying to have ‘appeasement measures’ taken so that the talks can start. The protests are going to continue until our demands our met.
Also on Twitter:
The crowd today covers over a kilometer. The people of Togo are not backing off. We want change and we want it now. 50 years of dictatorship is ENOUGH #Togodebout #Fauremustgo @SaharaReporters @LeahHardingAJE @Omojuwa @DOmowale @Smith_JeffreyT @Daniel_Finnan pic.twitter.com/MHmO7Bxwzd
— Farida Nabourema (@Farida_N) December 2, 2017