The outgoing head of state is expected to win the vote to be held on April 11, but his family is broken due to internal divisions.
What are the further uses of the Chad presidential election? Without rivals, without open competition, he has all the means of the country, including force. For him, this is an eternal choice, and Idris Derby has no risk of re-election. In the sixth term, he should surrender at the ballot box thirty years after he was conquered by force.
The election planned for Sunday, April 11th will not contain any democratic content, which is a form. A rally of protesters was immediately put to rest. None of the six candidates competing with the outgoing head of state seem to be able to provoke the second round of elections. Chadian political participants or civil society have never even mentioned this idea.
In this case, this movement is an opportunity for those in power to measure and strengthen local allegiance, reactivate the sponsorship network and promise new development projects to the public. “The President is very important. No one other than him can ensure our safety and lead us to certain developments. If he wants to quit, we in our party will reject him because he must complete the work he has already started. “, Unreservedly announced the spokesperson of the ruling party Patriotic Movement (MPS) Jean-Bernard Padare (Jean-Bernard Padare).
In the face of the looming yellow and blue waves, the color of MPS, the opposition has split again, whether it is personal issues or participation or non-participation in voting. After four failed applications, Saleh Kebzaboh, who ranked second in 2016, realized the current deadlock. “There is no benefit in this election. Everything is calculated. We have a rebel leader who has no democratic culture in front of us. Derby will get what he wants, and since we don’t understand the true participation of the masquerade, we will have no numbers to do. Oppose the results of upstream preparations”, He returned from Bongor in the southwest of the country, and he explained to his supporters that although his face was printed on the ballot, he boycotted the ballot.
Saleh Kebzaboh and two other opposition figures withdrew their eligibility to run in early March after a violent attempt to arrest another opponent, Yaya Dillo Djerou, but the Supreme Court retained the portrait on the grounds that it was too late.
Whether for objective reasons or these abandonment excuses, the former rebel’s failed arrest became the minister and adviser of the presidential palace, and then broke away from power, once again showing the internal cracks in the regime. Yaya Dillo Djerou is from the same Zaghawa community as the head of state. His “parents” are in the army at least as many as the president’s army. The president was added as a marshal when he celebrated the 60th anniversary of independence in August 2020. “On February 28, the leader of the retention operation forced my compound to open the door to arrest me, and killed my 80-year-old mother, 11-year-old son, and injured 7 members of my family. Please allow me to withdraw. Among the officers, someone suggested that I should step back a little bit to avoid escalation of suicide”, He explained from a secret place of exile.
This young opponent may not have a large political weight, but, as agreed by official French sources, “This incident touched the deep foundation of power and highlighted the weaknesses of power.” Several sources said that the N’Djamena authorities are likely to claim that three law enforcement officers were injured in the operation or that the other’s mother was killed by gunfire inside the house. Tensions in military institutions. Officials with loyalty issues have been fired.
“Edwards Déby (Idriss Déby) knows that his main challenge is to play in his team. Yaya Dillo Djerou is the cousin of the brothers Déby and Erdimi [des parents du président qui, en 2008, faisaient partie des chefs rebelles ayant menacé de le renverser]. They have the same network in the Zaghawa community, so in the military, Recall researcher Jérôme Tubiana. After the rebels’ offensive failed, they realized the need to form political alliances with other communities in the country to play to the military’s dissatisfaction and call for popular uprisings. “
For this reason, critics of the regime It seems that Linda Déby’s ideal goal has been found. The control of state affairs by the first lady (also the president’s personal secretary) and her relatives has become a topic of constant debate in Chad. Yaya Dillo Djerou escaped arrest by condemning in the video for alleged “defamation” and “public insults.” “Conflict of Interest” After the signing of the agreement by the Fondation Grand CoeurI Déby and the government manage the Covid-19 pandemic. “The foundation is a leading company that can be used to scrape all the funds of the country”, Blaming the opponent is obviously to provoke the anger within the Zaghawa family, and the Zaghawa family is not involved.
Idriss Déby can never escape the threat of court revolution, but he knows that he can rely on international philanthropy, especially in France. The President of Chad launched a terrible geopolitical coup in 2013 among soldiers who waged war with jihadists in Mali. Its military diplomacy in the Sahel has become its best protection, as can be seen from the bombing of the rebel column by the French Air Force in February 2019. Moreover, if Chadian soldiers were accused of being raped in Niger in recent days, including minors, their leader would not hesitate to retort that his other four soldiers were in Mali on Friday, April 2 Falling in name.
Meet for the first time In N’Djamena’s campaign, Idriss Déby finally summed up his message to all those who were responsible for his downfall or calling him accountable in two words: «Damboula hanakou (Damboula hanakou!)» Insulting, the most dilute version is: “Let them show off!”