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The military of Guinea, has overthrown its president Alpha Conde in a military Coup on Sunday.

The military, following politically fracas in the country, stormed the presidential villa and overthrew him after subduing his heavy guards in an ensuring gun fight.

Congress learnt that an elite national army unit led by a former French legionnaire, Mamady Doumbouya, was behind the unrest.

The emerging footage from the Presidential palace indicated that Mr. Conde has been overthrown and has possibly been placed on house arrest.

The coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has explained why the tyrant Mr. Conde was overthrown by the military forces.

Speaking in Guinea radio and TV, Doumbouya accussed President Alpha Conde for financial mismanagement, the excessive politicization of public administration, poverty and endemic corruption.

The military junta promised to work from now on with the sovereign people of Guinea in its entirety to put an end to these defects.

Doumbouya invoked the spirit of former Ghanaian leader John Jerry Rawlings, who as an air force officer ousted a civilian government headed by Hilla Liman in 1979.

Quoting Rawlings, Colonel Doumbouya said: “if the people are crushed by their elites, it is up to the army to give the people their freedom”.

“We decided immediately to dissolve the constitution,” he said in the broadcast.

He said the drafting of the new constitution would involve “the four natural regions and the diaspora”.

“The personalisation of political life is over. We will put in place a transparent and inclusive transition. We are going to put in place a new system”, reports guineenews.org.

“There were a lot of deaths, a lot of injuries, and a lot of tears. We are all going to sit down to write a constitution that is adopted to our realities, able to solve our problems because if you see the condition of our roads, you see the condition of our hospitals, you will realize that after 62 years of independence, it’s time ”that we join hands

“It’s true we dissolved the constitution. We are going to dissolve the institutions. The closure of the land borders for a week, and we are going to deal with the air border. With all our comrades, we are going to find the solution to get out of this mess ”.

“brothers in arms, units from all over the republic to stand alongside the people this time to help the people of Guinea.

“We invite everyone as far as they are concerned to continue sovereign activities ”by protecting the population and ensuring their safety.

“We are going to initiate a national consultation for an inclusive and peaceful transition. No one should die for nothing,” Doumbouya said.

He reiterated that all the bilateral and multilateral partners, the international organizations should respect the commitments made to them by the ousted Conde regime..

Meanwhile, the coup seemed to have the support of the opposition National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC).

FNDC issued a statement following the arrest of President Conde by the coup plotters.

“ This Sunday, September 05, 2021, the Guinean army through the National Committee for Rally and Development (CNRD) announced the arrest of dictator Alpha Condé.

“The FNDC observes this situation which currently prevails in our country and takes note, in particular, of the declaration made by this Military Committee announcing the dissolution of the “constitution” of the 3rd term and of all the institutions resulting from the constitutional coup d’état imposed on the people of Guinea through repression and a sham elections on March 22, 2020 ”, reacted the FNDC in a statement.

Further on, the anti-3rd term front announces an urgent meeting: “The FNDC recalls that this regime which was led by dictator Alpha Condé was illegitimate and unconstitutional.

“The National Coordination of the FNDC informs of the urgent holding of a meeting between the social and political actors around the situation. National and international opinion will be informed of the conclusions of this meeting. ”

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