The outgoing President and candidate of the Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), Field Marshal Idriss Deby Itno, who is seeking a sixth term at the head of Chad, arrived this Thursday, April 1, in Bongor, Mayo Kebbi East, for the campaign for the presidential election of April 2021. On the other hand, the president of the Union for Renewal and Development (URD) and candidate for the presidential election of April 11, 2021, Felix Romadoumngar Nialbé, would test positive for Covid-19.
The outgoing President and candidate of the Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), Idriss Deby Itno, was welcomed in the Bongor region as soon as he got off the helicopter by the « Gourna », a local dance, as a sign of hospitality. Dressed in white boubou, Idriss Déby Itno and his wife greeted the crowd from the roof of the presidential car. He came to conquer the electorate in a city where he did part of his studies.
In his rally speech, at the Independence Square in Bongor, Marshal Idriss Déby Itno boasts of having launched the construction of several sites in Mayo Kebbi East. The launch of the construction, a few months ago, of the bridge linking Chad to Cameroon, electricity and fiber optics that will be brought from Cameroon will be effective according to the candidate. « The work of asphalting and the construction sites are being resumed, » announced candidate Idriss Déby Itno.
For his sixth term at the head of the Chadian Republic, Idriss Déby Itno promised to focus on parity and support for women and youth, in the field of entrepreneurship and especially in decision-making bodies. He also called on the inhabitants of Bongor to change their mentality and to love their country. Marshal Idriss Deby Itno also warned all those who will try to disrupt the upcoming elections. « All those who try to disrupt the elections on April 11 will find me in their path, » he said to his detractors.
In addition, the president of the Union for Renewal and Development (URD) and candidate for the Presidential election of April 11, 2021, Felix Romadoumngar Nialbé, would test positive for Covid-19. He is placed in isolation since March 28 in one of his concessions in the 9th district of N’Djamena. The suspension of the campaign begun a few days ago in southern Chad by Felix Romadoumngar Nialbé would be related to his health. The leader of the democratic opposition confided that he is well taken care of by a « doctor who comes two or three times a day to check on me ».