The family dynasty, the family enterprise and the extravagant misuse of power. Come fully; when the Second Generation President and fellow Tyrant Faure Gnassingbe stifles the possibility of industrial actions or even demonstrate against his reign. The man, who wants to run the Republic until 2030 and the family, has been doing so since 1967.
These people clearly doesn’t represent the Togolese, not in other fashion than using the government, using the state as their feeding basket and hoping no-one touching the faucet of funds coming in. Because, they are clearly trying to stifle the voices of dissidents, of the opposition to the family clan and rule. Which is apparently persisting, and surely with the blessing of the elites of Paris. The colonial French, always supports friendly puppets on the continent, they don’t even act out, when they take away freedom, liberty or justice for their citizens. They just smile, grin and import more goods to a select group in Republic.
Take a look at this nonsense:
“Under the new law, no protests will be allowed on main roads, in city centres or near government buildings. They can not take place before 11:00 or after 18:00. As has happened in recent years, the Togolese authorities may ban them anyway for other reasons. The threat from terrorists is the reason the government has given for the new law” (Biesloaded Nigeria – ‘Togo passes new law banning rallies on roads, near government offices or early hours of the morning’ 09.08.2019).
Gnassingbe and fellow MPs are supporting the tyranny, they are supporting the laws, which silence and stops opposition from voicing their concerns. Because, its not like the lawmakers care anyway. That is why they have to go to the boulevards or on the streets, to show their stance and spread their message. Not like the President, his family or party cares, because, they are just interested in ruling indefinitely and not paying for it. A cowards way of using force, while not meeting the ones who are using the one avenue they have to make a difference.
The Gnassingbe presidency shows its real colour, when it changes laws to this extent. Not only abolish term limits or extend that for several terms. No, this shows that the President and MPs doesn’t value their citizens. They don’t value their rights or their concerns, because they cannot legally go in the main-streets and voicing their opinions.
This is clearly a measure to take away the giant gatherings and the TogoDebout, FaureMustGo and do fourth away from the streets. This is to silence and oppress even more. This is the same government that has banned beach concerts, because they are violating the peace. Therefore, know, that the tyranny lives and that it doesn’t value the voices of its citizens. Peace.
Since 14th April 1967, the Togolese Republic have been ruled by one family. This being father Eyadema Gnassingbe, who ruled from that date until 2005. Than his son Faure Gnassingbe took over and the Parliament accepted this. Therefore, the current President has reigned. This by winning elections in April 2005, March 2010 and April 2015. Now after three terms in power, father and son has already ruled the Republic for 52 years.
Because of today, the Parliament have allowed the son to rule two more terms, meaning he can rule until 2030. This means one family naturally ruling a Republic from 1967 until 2030. The Gnassingbe family will have, if the election of 2030 is on the 20th April that year. They will by then, have ruled for 23,017 days, 756 months or 63 years and 6 days. This is really something else, as the Parliament has accepted that the FIRST FAMILY get to rule for over six decades.
Since, who thinks the upcoming elections will be free and fair. Who thinks that someone running against him will have a long-shot? The state will be configured and rigged for Faure to WIN the two upcoming elections. The next terms are just fixed scheduled time for him to rule. Just like his father did, the son wants to do so.
The father ruled for 38 years and the son wants rule as long. This is entitlement and also purified dictatorship. Where the family has the control and rules the republic, the public are just following the orders of the loyal people in the Parliament. They are just delivering what the President needs. Surely, the son will get his will, just like the father and at this juncture we forget about the holy spirit. Since, nothing is holy about this.
This is just the simple Math, nothing else. I am just proving how long one family has ruled a Republic. The Togolese deserves better. That is why they have for very long demonstrated against this, but still the authorities didn’t listen. They don’t care about the citizens. The Togolese are besieged by the President and his power. He continues to be there and will try to do the same as his father to rule until death. That is what is his motives and it shows. Peace.