‘This Is How They Used Technology To Label Me Bad’- Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe Cries Out

This is his first response to the counter government dissents that began in August sought after for the reestablishment of the 1992 constitution that stipulates a two five-year term constrain for presidents and also a two-round voting framework.

“Today, the individuals who inebriate, the individuals who lie, have discovered partners in innovation and can turn an exemplary thing, or a straightforward man like me into a bleeding despot. In any case, at some point or another, reality might triumph,” Gnassingbe told a large number of decision party assigns throughout the end of the week.

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“I was elected and sooner or later, the truth shall reveal itself. It takes courage, patience and strength to overcome the ordeal, and I know we can do it,” he told the crowd gathered in Tsevie – 35km north of the capital Lome – for the Union for the Republic (UNIR) congress.


Today, those who intoxicate, those who lie, have found allies in technology and can turn a righteous thing, or a simple man like me into a bloody dictator. But sooner or later, the truth shall triumph.

The Togolese political crisis has resulted in the death of at least 16 people and many others injured as the coalition of opposition parties leading the protests says it is not backing down until Gnassingbe leaves power.

A bill was tabled before parliament by the cabinet during the early September round of demonstrations to reinstate the term limits which were struck out by the father of Faure Gnassingbe before his death.

The opposition rejected the draft bill to modify Article 59 of the constitution which has maintained the exclusion of the clause that says “no one can serve more than two terms”.

They believe it is a ploy to allow Faure, who is serving his third term, to attempt a fourth in 2020.

The government banned weekday demonstrations yet the protesters defied the ban and stormed the streets last week resulting in further clashes.




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