Spokesperson for Guinea’s ruling government, Tuesday, denied the veracity of rumours claiming that the president of the country has died. He made the announcement on the country’s national television.
Minister of communication and technology, also Guinea’s spokesperson for the ruling government, Tibou Kamara, Tuesday, denied the veracity of rumours claiming that the president of the country has died. He made the announcement on the country’s national television.
The rumoured death of the President of Guinea, Lansana Conté, which has persisted in a growing intensity for several days, has forced the government to deliver a public address through its spokesperson, Tibou Kamara, minister of communication and technology.
The televised address, which was instrumented to reach a majority of the country’s population, denied all rumours pertaining the alleged death of the President. “The President is alive and well and the government is still running under his leadership”, he confirmed.
According to the minister the fact that the President had instructed his Prime Minister to pledge his support to the people Guinea-Bissau as well as their President, Joao Vieira Nino, following the attempted coup d’état in the neighbouring country, is enough proof that the President is alive.
He added that the government will make sure the people of Guinea get the necessary information anytime the need arises.
According to sources, this is the second time rumours concerning the death of President Lansana Conté have hit the capital, Conakry.
In 2002, the President was forced to deny the allegations himself.