In his letter, Mr. Baldé justified his departure from the government by the fact that “today, it must be noted that the values for which our party has fought are relegated to the background. The institutions and the social fabric that form the foundation of a nation that wants to be strong are weakened every day. The serenity in the functioning of the State is being put to the test, the environment is no longer conducive to the conduct of state affairs in the interest of the people and the credibility of our actions is eroding.”

According to him, the vision was for Alpha Condé to be “the first president to ensure not only a democratic and peaceful transition of power in Guinea, but also to guarantee a climate of peace and political stability in our country. Many of us have kept this hope alive for a long time.”

“I remain a member of the RPG (ruling party) in order to continue to contribute to the ideals of the party,” he said.

This resignation of a Guinean Minister, the third since the announcement of a constitutional amendment, comes 72 hours before the parliamentary elections and the referendum on the new constitution scheduled for March 1.