Suspended February 23, 2018, the work of dialogue between actors of the political crisis in Togo will resume in the coming days, next week more precisely.
Indeed, an emissary of the president of the Ghanaian president, Albert Kan-Daapah, began this Monday in Lomé, a mission to the opposition and the government, for bilateral consultations leading to the definition of a new agenda.
Officially, the suspension announced on the evening of February 23 was justified by the agenda of President Nana Akufo-Addo, chief facilitator of the negotiations started 5 days earlier at the Hotel February 2, the former concession of the Radisson Blu group to Lome.
Even though the facilitation group had refrained from mentioning a “blockage”, the work had stumbled over the issues related to the return of the 1992 constitution and its implications, according to opposition participants – the camp of opposite playing, since, the strategy of mutism.
While the coalition of 14 opposition parties rejects any idea of the current head of state’s candidacy, the presidential party, Union for the Republic, insisted that the reforms to be adopted should in no case ” target “no individual, was it a Faure Gnassingbe who is in his third term, following his reelection in 2015.
Since then, a lot of water has flowed under the bridges. On 1 March, the CENI, the Independent National Electoral Commission, appointed the chairmen of local electoral commissions.
This, of course, had aroused the anger of the opposition, which did not hesitate to brandish the threat of going down into the streets, in spite of the commitments made in the preparatory work of the dialogue.
Rédacteur en chef de Financial Afrik. Basé à Lomé, Nephthali Messanh Ledy représente Financial Afrik depuis deux ans. Outre l’économie et les finances africaines, il est passionné de l’actualité internationale. Diplômé en Commerce International et en Marketing – Communication, il s’intéresse également aux réseaux sociaux et au football.