A kindOn Thursday, under the intervention of Benin’s army, at least one person was shot to death and several others were injured.
He has only two opponents, the former represents Alassane Soumanou and Corentin Kohoué, almost unknown: Patricia Eagleclaw, who came to power in 2016, who committed the tyranny of this West African country and left no doubts before cotton The re-election of the king is to the public.
Most Beninese opponents accused them of being “doll candidates”, but they were not allowed to stand.
Since the beginning of this week, many protests have affected northern and central Benin, where the main road to the economic capital Cotonou was cut off by voters who were unhappy that there was no opposition in the presidential election.
In Saville, in the middle of the country, soldiers intervened in the morning to clear the roadblocks erected on the main road since Monday.
José Godjo, the head of the Boni pharmacy in a district in Savoy province, told AFP on Thursday: “We have received a shooting death and six people were wounded by bullets.”
According to eyewitnesses, the soldiers first used tear gas canisters and then “strikes” them before clearing the road. An AFP reporter saw a soldier shooting into the air with a machine gun mounted on an armored vehicle.
Mayor Denis Oba Chabi told AFP that the “soldiers arrived” in the morning.
He said: “I was told that they shot live ammunition and were injured. So I took my vehicle to the pharmacy and what I saw was terrible. I saw three gunshot wounds and one person passed away,” he said.
In the afternoon, Savè looked like a ghost town. Residents are isolated in their homes, and only soldiers are deployed on the streets.
After the morning protests, the area of Parakou (northern) also returned to calm. There were no reports of demonstrations in Portonovo and Cotonou, the administrative and political capitals.
Contacted by Agence France-Presse, government spokesperson Alain Orounla shelled “a group of young people with drugs and armed forces. They attacked public buildings and our police.” They were “under fire.” And “repelled the attacker.”
He insisted that “elections will be held on Sunday” and that “the Republic will control the situation”, but could not make an assessment.
The main opposition figures were exiled or sentenced to disqualification. Others saw their candidates reject the election committee’s lack of adequate sponsorship (159 Benin’s 154 elected officials belong to the president’s movement).
“Since the return of the multi-party system in 1990, this is the first time that the country has organized such a presidential election: a pluralist in appearance, but in reality there is no choice.” Benin political scientist AFP Ogudiu (Expedit Ologou) explained.