Ever since August 1979, one man has been the supreme leader and the head of state of the nation of Equatorial Guinea. Since then he has had control and been the man in-charge. Today on the 20th November 2022 his going through the motions. It is a procedural affair and everything is prepared for yet another term. The election today is just old-fashioned, we can anticipate over 90% votes for the incumbent and a total haul of the Parliament. In such a manner, that the opposition party(is) only has a fraction or non-functioning amount of seats.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema knows all of this. The old man knows the tricks and the state is configuring it all in his best interests. There is no shadow of a doubt and today’s election could just be called and the people could rest assure that they know whose the winner anyway. It is impossible to see or even think of someone else running the highest office in Malabo. No, this is only for Obiang and no other man.
Because of this… I want to remind people how he got into power and let us not forgot how he used weaponry to take office. That says it all… and it could be a reason why his never leaving office either. He fought himself into office and he doesn’t want any other person to succeed him. Someone might think otherwise, but this man has not showed any signs or been forgiving. No, the state has had a crackdown on the opposition and banned all of them, except for one. Which is most likely friendly with the President and co-ordinating with him.
Just take a look at how he went into the office the first time…
“-20-IV. THE OVERTHROW OF MAC1AS
Military coup of 3 August 1979
On this day the armed forces of Equatorial Guinea, acting through the National Guard, deposed the dictator Francisco Macias and established a Supreme Military Council to rule the country. The President of the Council, Lt. Col. Teodoro Obiang Nguema, was Military Governor of the province of Bioko and Vice-Minister of the Armed Forces for several years during the Macias government. Macias resisted the uprising with the help of forces remaining loyal to him. In the fighting which broke out on the mainland an unspecified number of people lost their lives. When Macias was abandoned by his supporters, he escaped into the forest and was finally captured on 18 August, alone and hungry. In resisting capture, a bullet slightly injured his left forearm” (International Commission of Jurists, P 20, November 1979).
“The coup was backed by the nation’s military and Macías’ Cuban palace guard; several foreign embassies, including those of Spain and the United States, were aware of the plot in advance and provided financial humanitarian aid in its aftermath. Upon his ouster, Macías and his personal bodyguard fled to Macías’ home village of Nzeng-Ayong and took up residence in a fortified bunker protected by military loyalists. The ensuing conflict between Obiang and Macías’ forces killed 400 people; it ended when Macías burned his personal treasury and fled toward the Cameroon border. A force led by naval commander Florencio Mayé captured Macías on August 18, and he and six of his allies were executed on September 29” (Baynham, Simon (February 1980). “Equatorial Guinea: The Terror and the Coup”. The World Today).
When you know he did this back in 1979. This story is compelling and shows what Obiang was willing to do. That’s why he never left and become a President for life. His is already 80 years old in a nation of average age of 22. He is an old man who is seeking to rule for 50 years and until his 87 years old. Obiang wants to be a President when his of advanced age. Civil servants has to retire before this and other professions are not safe to be working that old. However, the Presidency can be for old grumpy men. That’s apparent and Obiang is a part of that…
I’m anticipating over 90% of the votes of Obiang and also a super-duper majority in Parliament. In such a manner, that there is no doubt who is running the nation and has the final say. Everything comes back to Obiang and everyone just has to comply with him. That’s just the story here. There is no reason to dig deep into the election and the proceedings. When the broadcasters could just announce him and call it a night. No way there will be any changes or anything substantially different.
Obiang is going for 50 and that’s it. Peace.