Like several African politicians, the former Ivorian Prime Minister, Guillaume Kigbafori Soro reacted on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 to the military coup d’état of last Sunday in the Republic of Guinea.
“I have followed with sadness the humiliating images of the arrest of President Alpha Condé from my land of exile. Hadn’t my little voice declared that violating constitutions would create disorder and chaos? I was made fun of at the time. Africa has changed. The times have changed. African youth long for change. African youth do not believe in messiahs ”, it is with these words the Ivorian opposition party leader began his statements on Facebook this afternoon.
“Why should we think that we are indispensable or irreplaceable? Have not other illustrious personalities preceded us in this land of our ancestors? And our generation will disappear so that other generations can live. For my part, President Alpha Condé at the time when he was an opponent was an admired elder and for good reason! ” said Guillaume Soro.
And the latter to add: “Former leader of FEANF, he inspired us for the leader of FESCI that I was! In the name of this philosophical, ideological and even corporatist proximity, I received him with honor on my native land of Ferké and requested the blessings of my parents for his political career. “
In addition, the President of the Generations and People of Solidarity (GPS) party reveals that when Alpha Condé became President of his country, he was asked by his counterpart Alassane Ouattara asked ban him from entering Guinea.
“And I regretted him because he should have known that new friendships are sometimes opportunistic. But I have no hard feelings. Today I am deeply sad for him. These images of him spoke to my heart, ”he says.
“But whose fault is it?” Asks the former rebel leader.
“Let history be written and democracy be made. I ask that the new Guinean authorities maintain peace of mind in these moments of temporary unrest. I hope that these will be the last convulsions of a Guinea which returns to peace and tranquility. May African Wisdom in the service of the Peoples triumph for the well-being of the Guinean people. This is my solemn prayer to the Almighty! ” Soro concluded.