Comrade Imani Na Umoja providing an update (21 February 2020) on the political stalemate related to the contested runoff elections that took place in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa in December 2019.
- Suspected voting fraud and irregularities discovered after initial election results released on 1 January 2020
- 11 January 2020 the Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court, citing Article 95, stated they could not make a decision on the election without the report on the Voter Election process from the National Electoral Council (CNE)
- 17 January 2020 The CNE decided, despite the position of the Supreme Court, to issue “Official Results”, allowing Umaro Sissoco Embaló of the Madem G15 party to announce himself as President elect
- Attempts to confuse Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) to accept the fraudulent results failed
- Some of the irregularities found included multiple results reported from same polling stations, and more votes cast than the number of registered voters
- Majority of the people are in support of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) and Presidential candidate Domingos Simões Pereira
- Article 148, formerly Article 150, stated that if there is electoral fraud, there must be new elections in the location of the fraud
- Recent precedence in Africa of annulled elections due to fraud have taken place in Malawi and Kenya
- Current situation is not just an issue for Guinea-Bissau, but also Africa and humanity
Brother Zizwe Mtafuta-Ukweli says
The adoption of ‘neo-colonial democracy’ cannot work in the interest of the People’s Class because its underlying goal is to empower, not merely the Anti-People’s Class but the Counter-People’s Class, the plenum of forces that support neocolonialism and renewed colonial aggression. Neo-colonial democratic institutions were constructed with the sole purpose of hijacking the collective agency of the African People’s class. It is time to heighten the political education of the paramilitary organizations controlled by the organizations of the People’s class to strengthen its will. Simultaneously, this organization must train its lower levels of leadership to be ideologically fortified and self-reliant as the counter attack will seek to do 2 things: 1) decapitate the leadership of the organization and 2) cause chaos, confusion, and competition between the local agencies of the revolution. At the macro level, the myth of ‘neo-colonial democracy’ should be exposed through conferences organized by the AACPC with the support of the AAPRP (in all of its manifestations) and global mass propaganda campaigns organized in collusion with Pan-African cadres and tech-savvy pre-cadres. People’s Class institutions of all stripes should be pulled into cooperatives to address the construction of constitutions that really empower the People’s Class.