Agbeyomé Gabriel Messan Kodjo, candidate during the presidential election of February 22, 2020, disagreed with the instructions of the court this Thursday as he made his first media outing after his release the night of Friday and Saturday, April 25.
Although he is prohibited from making any statement calling into question the results of the last presidential election, the former prime minister said that no one will be able to take away his conviction that he is the winner of the last presidential election in Togo.
«How can you ban someone who thinks he’s the real winner of an election from talking about this?» “But the power of the fire, of violence and humiliation that we underwent, the advice of each other and the confidence that God of justice exists, we obeyed during this period (swearing in of President Faure Gnassingbé, ) not to talk about that anymore, ” revealed the candidate of the dynamic of Kpodzro.
Despite the swearing in of his challenger Faure Gnassingbé on May 3, Agbeyomé Kodjo still contests the figures proclaimed by the Constitutional Court and does not seem to be ready to accept its results.
«Right now, no one can take away my belief that I am the winner of the February 2020 presidential election; I sleep with it, I live with it … My heart is bleeding … I carry the victory of Dynamics inside me until my last breath. The prelate is Simon, he will see the alternation before his death » , he hammered
The leader of MPDD also revealed that on April 20 before he was arrested, his team was preparing to respond to an invitation from the government, which asked for a dialogue. He described this purpose as a bad faith of the power which according to him wants to pass by all the means to stifle an electoral contest.
The embassy of the United States in Togo had on the other hand suggested earlier to the Electoral Commission (CENI) to use other clearer methods to boost the transparency of the election by proceeding to the recount of votes, But this suggestion was ignored.
For the record, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé was declared by the constitutional court winner of the 2020 presidential election in Togo. Allowing him to spend his fourth term at the head of the state, after his father.