Komi Klassou: Togo’s prime minister resigns after 5-year rule

Komi Klassou: Togo’s prime minister resigns after 5-year rule

- Komi Klassou, the prime minister of Togo, has announced his resignation from office

- Klassou made this revelation in the night of Friday, September 25

- The former prime minister worked with President Faure Gnassingbe who has been in power for 38 years

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After assuming office since 2015, the prime minister of Togo, Komi Klassou, who worked in the government of President Faure Gnassingbe, has resigned from his position.

The decision which was announced in the night of Friday, September 25, has been expected since President Faure Gnassingbe won the last poll for the fourth term following a constitutional reform that permitted his re-election bid.

Klassou's resignation is one of the offshoots of a political reshuffle that has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic after President Gnassingbe's victory, Aljazeera reports.

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Komi Klassou: Togo’s prime minister resigns after 5-year rule
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The president is said to have dominated the African nation's political space, having been in government for 38 years with members of his family appointed to top offices.

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The Togolese presidency, congratulating the former prime minister, accepted his resignation expressed gratitude for his “economic, political and social efforts and the encouraging results despite the health crisis around the world.”

Meanwhile, a report emerged about a bipartisan move by some groups in northern Nigeria to return a former president, Goodluck Jonathan to power.

The report claimed that northern establishments saw Jonathan as a comfortable ally after President Muhammadu Buhari’s eight years.

Groups in the region believe that if Jonathan becomes president, northern interest will benefit and are now trying to build the momentum to return him as president.

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An unnamed source privy to the plan by the northern groups reportedly said the support for Jonathan has a strong chance of getting the backing from both the northern and southeastern parts of the country.

The source reportedly disclosed that the northern groups behind the plan are trying to get Governor Nyesom Wike, who was considered an ally of the former president to support the idea.

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