Djibouti’s Guelleh seeks re-election in 2016 vote
DJIBOUTI, December 5, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Djiboutian strongman President, Ismael Omar Guelleh unveiled his plan to run in next presidential elections in 2016 in a statement from his office on Thursday, Garowe Online reports.
In a brief message posted on You Tube, Guelleh said, the public will compelled for him to stay at helm over another five-year term.
Djibouti-- a country of a million people and strategically located at the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden-- hosts military bases for the United States, Japan and France.
Much of Africa’s smallest nation prosperity is owed to Guelleh’s People’s Rally for Progress (RPP).
According to GO political analysts, Guelleh is a figure loved as he is loathed, with a roster of ill-skilled opposition parties rallying against his re-election bid.
To his credit, Djibouti has witnessed unprecedented economic surge for the last decade.