Araweelo News Network.
Djibouti, African Union Delegation, which was received by Zakariya Ismail Farah handcuffed.
Djibouti (ANN) -The people of Djibouti went to the polling stations today to elect President Ismail Omar Gelleh who is running for the fifth time.
He is not facing any challenge but there is a candidate he said he is running against, which is businessman Zakaria Ismail Farah.
Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections on April 9, 2021. They say the election will not be free and fair.Gelleh’s rival reportedly refused to cast his ballot in today’s vote. Zakaria complains about the way the election team was treated.
Video and photos obtained by Araweelo News Network show candidate Zakaria Ismail Farah in prison, at his house, when they visited a group from the African Union. April 9, 2021 “We are not free and fair, and there is no competitive election,” he said, with both hands tied, when the group from the African Union visited his home in Djibouti.
The current elections in Djibouti come at a time when there is no opposition, and there are living conditions and living conditions, as the people of Djibouti are feeling the effects of the economic crisis and some government employees have not been paid for several months.
At the same time, the people of Djibouti are flocking to the polls, wearing masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus that has plagued the world.
In the past few days, there have been fears of violence ahead of the election, and many youths have been detained for fear of plotting violence, but President Guelleh, speaking today after casting his ballot, said the election was peaceful.
Witnesses from the African Union and other organizations, has recently come to Djibouti, who want to observe the elections, but it seems that not generally not differ from previous elections to take place in Djibouti, which is the result of the success of President Guelleh ending.
There are reports that people did not turn out to vote, citing Cornavirus’s illness and financial circumstances as well as many who were not interested in voting, as there was no opposition to the presidency. Guelleh wants a fifth term in office, so they argue that the election does not make sense and that it is clear that President Ismail Omat Guelleh will announce the result.
Araweelo News Network.