Umaro Sissoco Embalo cried out for fraud just hours after the start of the second round of the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau.
The opposition candidate from Guinea-Bissau accused the National Election Commission (CNE) of having facilitated the election of his rival, Domingos Simoes Pereira, in the presidential ballot.
“Before the vote, how the president of the CNE can tell his colleagues to listen, we must do everything so that Embalo does not pass. That’s very serious. But hey, I think so, and right now, he has sent ballot boxes since last night to the Ministry of the Interior. I urge the police commissioner and the Minister of the Interior that Guinea-Bissau is tired. These urns must be left there. These ballot boxes are not going to leave the Ministry of the Interior. We are vigilant and the entire population of Guinea-Bissau and the international community is vigilant, ”said Umaro Sissoco Embalo, candidate for Madem.
According to the national electoral commission and the local press, the poll was marked by a low number of voters. Some 700,000 were registered to choose between Domingos Simoes Pereira of PAIGC, the traditional ruling party, and Umaro Sissoco Embalo, leader of the opposition. In the first round, they respectively obtained 40.13% and 27.65% of the votes.