Addressing the press in Brazzaville on Sunday, Paul Marie Mpouele said his resignation which had been caused by “the presence of some dishonest people within the group,” was only a symbolic gesture.”

“I consider this resignation as an opportunity for the Congolese opposition to carry out a surgical operation that will enable it to rid itself of people who are engaged in certain causes that may cause failures like in the past,” he said.

Mpouele also condemned the activism of some of his comrades who, he said, had introduced violence in the political fight that he was currently fighting.

“We all understand the trauma of the 1997 and 1998 civil wars whose memory is still fresh in our people’s mind,” FROCAD coordinator said.

Several sources in Brazzaville had in the last few days indicated that there were divisions among opposition leaders who are against President Denis Sassou N’Guesso’s move to amend the Constitution so that he can contest for a third term.

The internal divisions, especially on the choice of the fighting method, considerably weakened “civil disobedience” program that the opposition had planned to use to force the government to suspend the Constitution that was passed on Oct. 25 and promulgated on Nov. 6, 2015. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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