The country’s largest opposition group, which it accuses of employing violence during what it terms prohibited demonstrations, has been declared illegal by the Military Junta in Guinea, according to a decree that has been published.
A coalition of political parties, labor unions, and civil society organisations makes up the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution, or FNDC.
It organised the demonstrations that resulted in the coup that removed the previous government of Alpha Condé last year.
It appears that the Guinean government is concerned about the likelihood of protests gaining steam.
The FNDC opposition movement and the military-led government have been at odds for months.
At a time when some Guineans want the military to hasten the transition back to civilian authority, the FNDC has called for nationwide protests the next week.
A three-year transition is what the men who took control last year desire.
According to the decision dissolving the opposition movement, its actions pose a threat to the country’s stability and peace. It won’t be shocking if the military retaliates violently if protesters do take to the streets.
The West African nation has experienced little stability since gaining independence from France in 1958 despite being rich in minerals but extremely poor.
Conde, who is now 84 years old, was elected president of the nation for the first time democratically in 2010.
However, during his second tenure, he was accused of authoritarianism, and opposition protests were forcefully put down. As a result, his popularity plummeted.
Strongman of the Junta Mamady Doumbouya has promised to hand back control to elected civilians in three years.
The Economic Community of West African States, the regional bloc, and the junta are at odds because of the schedule (ECOWAS).
Guinea-Bissau is the ECOWAS chair. Late last month, President Umaro Sissoco Embalo claimed to have persuaded the junta to cut the transition period to two years. Guinea, however, has not endorsed the amount.
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