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After the failure of the presidential election in October 2020, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), the main opposition party, is seeking to re-mobilize its militants. On Saturday March 27, he organized his second virtual general assembly, failing to be able to bring together his supporters at its headquarters, closed by the security forces since October. Since the presidential election, the party had remained almost voiceless, withdrawing from the political scene. </p><div> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>At the microphone, a speaker gives the floor to a few hand-picked representatives of the UFDG: a youth leader, a representative of the diaspora, a party executive take turns speaking. </span></span></span></span></span></span>
This virtual meeting takes the form of a conference, which ends with a critical speech by the party leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, who denounces the arrest of his collaborators and the social problems facing the country.
« The economic crisis, marked in particular by a drastic drop in household income, an increase in unemployment and a surge in the price of basic foodstuffs – a direct consequence of the depreciation of the national currency -, the closure of borders and the fanciful increase taxes taxes. The miseries we are experiencing are not inevitable, but the consequence of bad governance. »
For the UFDG, organizing this type of meeting is a matter of survival: “ the goal is to re-mobilize our activists », Explains Joachim Millimono, member of the UFDG communication team. The party is well aware that the closure of its headquarters in Conakry since October, distances it from its supporters.
For an observer of political life, it is also the image of Cellou Dalein Diallo which is at stake: “ the UFDG remained voiceless for a long time, analyze this source. These meetings are an attempt to internally express the legitimacy of Cellou Dalein Diallo, still leading the party. ».
Source site www.rfi.fr