Date: May 09, 2021, 09:33:54 PM
Breaking: Chad’s President Idriss Déby ‘Killed by Rebels’: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
On Monday, provisional results from the election on 11 April projected he would win a sixth term in office, with 80 per cent of the vote.According to BBC reports, the government and parliament have been dissolved. A military council will govern for the next 18 months.Mr Déby was one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.He first came to power in an armed uprising in 1990.He had gone to the front line at the weekend to visit troops battling rebels based across the border in Libya.The rebels, from a group calling itself Fact (the Front for Change and Concord in Chad), attacked a border post on election day. They were advancing on the capital, N’Djamena.