Djibouti opposition leaders are rejecting the results of the country’s presidential election, citing fraud. Djibouti’s ruling party declared on Saturday that President Ismail Omar Guelleh won Friday’s presidential election, gaining nearly 87 percent of the votes. Three candidates who ran against the incumbent told VOA Somali the result was “false.” The independent candidate Mohamed Muse Tourtour said, “A national vote-stealing occurred, it is false and I will not accept it.”
Jama Abdirahman Djama, another independent candidate, said, “I warned that the will of people not to be repressed, but the results show what I warned just happened.”
Omar Elmi Kheyre, the Union of National Salvation (USN) candidate, said all opposition parties are united “not to accept the results,” and the president deceived the public.
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