Niger: the opposition (already) rejects the first results of the presidential election

By our Special Envoy in Niamey, Issouf Kagamaté

Gathered around Mahamane Ousmane, the opposition candidate in the second round of the presidential election in Niger, members of the opposition reject the first results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

For the Union of Patriotic Forces for the Refoundation, close to the candidate of Rdr Tchanji, the results of regions like Tahoua are illogical. “The participation rate is around 90% when the national rate hardly exceeds 90% … These are crude and shameful figures”, protests this platform. Just like General Salou Djibo, the tomboy of Tandja, who maintains: “we won the elections and no one will rob us with incoherent and fabricated figures”.

At midday, young people from the opposition formed groups in front of the headquarters of Rdr Tchanji, at Place Toumou, to, they say, go to the convention center, the place where the CENI elected its district. for the proclamation of the results.

According to provisional partial results announced by the CENI, the candidate of the presidential camp, Mohamed Bazoum, leads with 57% of the vote, against 42% for Mahamane Ousmane.

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