The Guinean opposition has decided to recall its members from the National Independent Electoral Commission in escalated tensions with the government over the date of the West African country’s legislative election and related issues. The opposition has also put on halt all activities in the election process, according to a statement released on Monday night. The statement announced the decision citing the serious violation by the government of the legal provisions regulating the functioning of this institution.
The move represents four opposition parties including the Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ADP), the Association of Parties for Finalization of the Transition, the Club of Republicans (CDR) and the United Front for Democracy and Progress (FDP).
On April 13, President Alpha Conde issued a decree saying the long-delayed legislative election would be held on June 30.
The opposition condemned the president’s decision which came just a day after the opening of the national political dialogue to seek consensus on how to hold the election so that they can be free and fair.