By Faith Nyasuguta
Col Mamady Doumbouya, the Guinea military leader will be sworn in as the interim president today, Friday.
The ceremony is set to be held at the presidential palace with those in attendance limited to invites only.
In early September, Col Doumbouya led the coup that ousted President Alpha Condé and now he is expected to form a government in a few weeks.
At age 41, the colonel will become Africa’s second-youngest president with the youngest being Mali’s Col Assimi Goïta, 38 who spearheaded a coup against President Ibrahim Keïta.
According to Doumbouya, the troops had seized power since they wanted to bring an end to rampant graft, human rights abuses, and mismanagement of resources.
Ousted president Condé had been re-elected for a controversial third term in office despite violent protests in 2020.
The veteran opposition leader was first sworn into office in 2010 as the nation marked its first democratic transfer of power.