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Togo’s former Prime Minister Agbeyomé Kodjo passes away

Gabriel Messan Agbeyomé Kodjo, a prominent political figure in Togo and former Prime Minister, breathed his last on Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Paris, France, at the age of 70.

According to reports, Agbeyomé Kodjo, who also served as the president of the Parliament and contested the 2020 presidential election under the banner of the Monseigneur Kpodzro Movement (DMK), succumbed to a sudden illness that led to his hospitalization on Saturday.

After the 2020 election results were declared, Mr. Agbenyomé and several opposition sympathizers, who contested the outcome, were compelled to go into exile. His demise occurred just weeks after the death of Monsignor Philippe Fanoko Kpodzro in Sweden, a fervent supporter of Kodjo’s presidential aspirations.

Born on October 12, 1954, Agbenyomé Kodjo had a distinguished career in Togolese politics, serving as Prime Minister under Gnassingbé Eyadèma from August 31, 2000, to June 29, 2002. Prior to that, he held various ministerial positions, including Minister of Sports and Minister of the Interior, as well as serving as the Director-General of the Autonomous Port of Lomé and President of the National Assembly.

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