Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Equatorial Guinea: Presidential campaigns kick off

Campaign is ongoing in Equatorial Guinea as the country prepares to vote in its presidential election scheduled for April 24.

Teodoro Obiang Nguema who enjoys the support of ten coalition opposition parties will be challenged by six candidates in the upcoming election.

The candidates aim to deploy multiple strategies to convince voters throughout the country.

“I am not the candidate of assassins or criminals,” incumbent presidential candidate Teodoro Obiang Nguema told a crowd.

Main opposition parties have refused to participate in the election citing foul play and inequality in the treatment of candidates.

They think Obiang Nguema’s iron fisted rule makes an opposition victory almost impossible

“As a candidate, I don’t have any protection. I do not have a car, house or money. Nothing at all not even campaign materials,” UCD opposition candidate Avelino Mocache said.

73 year-old President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has ruled the oil rich nation for 36 years.

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