Opposition politicians and supporters in Equatorial Guinea have started a campaign aimed at forcing out former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh from the country.
According to Agence France Press quoting Africa N.1 and Africa1.com, large posters against the presence of Jammeh in the country were hung in the capital, Malabo, by opponents of President Obiang demanding that “the dictator” return home to be judged.
The second biggest opposition group The Party Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS), put up a big poster in front of its office reading “CPDS DOES NOT WANT ANOTHER DICTATOR”, referring to Jammeh and his host Obiang.
“The CPDS further demands that Dictator Yahya Jammeh return to his country to answer for his acts and crimes committed during his reign. The party further declared that Equatorial Guinea cannot turn into a host country for genocidal dictators,” said Andrés Esono Ondo, secretary general of the party.
Another political party contacted by AFP, Citizens for Innovation (CI), considered to be the biggest opposition party which was banned by the Obiang regime in February 2018, also joined the CPDS in calling for Jammeh’s expulsion from the country: “Malabo cannot accommodate someone who has mistreated his people,” declared its leader Gabriel Nse Obiang.
According to AFP Jammeh is staying at Mongomo, the native village of President Obiang and has only rarely been seen in public since arriving in Guinea. However on 31 December 2018, he appeared in a video on the social networks of Congolese singer Koffi Olomide, dancing with President Teodoro Obiang and his son Teodorin Nguema Obiang who is also the country’s vice president.