The incumbent President Azali Assoumani was re-elected in a sham election on the 24th March 2019. It was anticipated after last year constitutional referendum, allowing someone to re-run from the same island. Even if there in all previous elections has been a rotation between the three major islands of the Union of Comoros. These being the Anjouan, Grande Comore and Mohéli. This was revised and changed, so that Assoumani could do what he did over the weekend.
He wanted to make sure that he could hold-on to power. Just like he ensured the revision of Article 13 in Constitution of the Union. That is the sort of leader Assoumani is. A selfish former army-man, a former coup leader, who has no issues using the military and arresting opposition leaders. Arresting journalists to hold grip into power.
I called him the new Big-Man. Truly he is by the stature of things. Even as he starts his second illegitimate term, which a rigged elections going in his favour and no need for a second round. That is how special Assoumani is.
Today, there been three killed in demonstrations against the results of this election. As the army has shot in the air and certainly some of the bullets have hit the civilians demonstrating in Moroni, the Union’s Capital.
If this had been an ordinary Comoros Presidential Elections, there would be someone else’s turn, but Assoumani is such a scumbag, that he revised the laws to fit himself. He sets himself over the Constitution and the average Comoran citizen. That is just the sort of man he is. Also, he needs them guns, the authority and the state apparatus to be behind him. Because, he has no authority or legitimacy without it.
The Police has dispersed protesters on the 25th, 26th and today on the 28th March. This all because of the polls on the 24th March and the announced results on the 26th March, saying that Assoumani won his second term, as previously expected. Because, why else would he in the year advance change the Constitution to fit his narrative, right?
The Opposition have retaliated by operating as a parallel government, launching a National Transitional Council, this is started by 12 of the Opposition Candidates in the Election. They are saying the election was filled with irregularities and want it annulled by the 3rd April, if not they will start with Civil Disobedience and a General Strike on the 4th April. So, there is a rocky road ahead of the newly elected and incumbent President. As, major part of the political spectrum is siding against him.
This is a self-serving, militaristic individual with no heart, but for his own belly. He will not bring greatness to the Union or any sort development. He will only selfishness and greed, that why he needs the highest office, so he can grab as much as possible. Nothing else matters. That is what his kind does. The Big-Man, the dictator and the ultimate betrayal of democracy. Peace.