As many of you know, six months ago the Accredited Times officially endorsed Abu Berete for president of Guinea, after he wisely linked to our article on how refugees boost the economy. Since then, it has been an uphill battle to attain approval from the government of Guinea to become an official candidate. But after months of persistence and hard work, Abu has finally obtained his documents and become an official presidential candidate:
In light of this amazing news, Abu also graciously agreed to another interview with us, the transcript of which is below:
Accredited Times: What do you think the main challenges will be during your presidential run, and how do you hope to overcome them?
Abu: “The main challenges will be how to deliver the messages to the peoples in the villages because they don’t have access to electricity, not even a radio to listen to, they can’t even understand the language of which the news is giving.
They don’t have a education to learn anything all they do is to farm. Therefore, reaching out messages across to those people will require some works. But it will be very easy for me because I can speak almost all the tribes languages they speak. And I will employ people from every tribes so that they will translate for me.
As as far as everyone is concerned in Guinea Conakry west Africa right now is that, they are very disappointed by the way the current administration is leading them. They want change very badly and the young peoples who have finished school and not doing anything to support their families and themselves.
I’m 100% sure that I will win without any difficulty if I have a good financial support because that is all I need right now to start my campaign. I am the only young candidate and who lives in the United States for most of his life and did all his education in the United States. Everybody in Guinea Conakry right now are desperate to have me elected because they know I am capable of doing good things for them and they know that I don’t support corruption.
Just like French just did by electing the first young president in the history, I am next for Guinea Conakry because all the other candidates are already known by everyone in the country for not doing anything good for them except for corruption. And people don’t trust them any more. And I am the very first young, smart and family man whom everybody believe that can do the right thing for the people in Guinea Conakry. To sum it up, I don’t think I have any challenges to win if I have a strong campaign manager and financial support.”
Accredited Times: We were impressed and flattered that you read and understood the Accredited Times’ article on how refugees boost the economy. Do you think Guinea could benefit from taking more refugees from neighboring African countries?
Abu: “Yes we will. If I become a president in Guinea Conakry, my first agenda is unity. We must unit in order to make things happen. My developments will bring a lot of good things to everybody around the world even the neighboring countries. And they can even relate to my good ways of working and all others African countries will follow my foot step.
Guinea Conakry have always been there for the neighboring countries everybody is aware of that during the during the Liberia civil war and Sierra Leone too, Guinea Conakry took refugees from everywhere up to now. I want to encourage the whole Africa to continue doing that because Guinea Conakry will not stop helping others in need.
For someone who can meditate like I do will even strongly support that we should take more and more refugees. And to bring peoples together.
After all Africa supposed to be one big Country we should all join together and work together so that it will be a lot more easily for us to overcome the hardship we are going through in Africa instead of trying to run away from the problems and go live in other countries while we can do the same thing they can to bring developments.
Accredited Times: There have been many rumors about the Russians potentially hacking the Guinean elections to help your opponent win. How do you intend to combat Russian hacking and interference in the Guinean election?
Abu: “Everybody is now aware of Russians behaviors, I am willing to work with anybody who wants to work for the interest of everybody. I don’t have to worry too much about Russia because the people’s eyes are opening and they now begin to know more. I have the youth and all the celebrities on my side. The movement of the people will even tell who is winning because I will make sure every pars of the world see this campaign. I have already contacted the Political Consulting Firm in Washington and they are ready and willing to work with me. And with that they said that they will follow me everywhere I go. Therefore I am sure things will be alright.”
Accredited Times: As you know, many accredited Western corporations are eager to do business in Guinea and create jobs and economic growth. As president, would you be willing to offer no bid contracts to select corporations, giving them exclusive access to Guinean oil and natural resources, if the terms were right?
Abu: “Like I said, I am willing to business with anyone who is willing to do a legitimately. I want bring a lot of developments in Guinea Conakry so that the people will be happy and live a good life they deserve.” [follow up] “And yes, I would be willing to offer no bid contracts to select corporations, giving them exclusive access to Guinean oil and natural resources, if the terms were right.”
The political advisory firm Goddard and Gunster is one of the companies officially assisting the Abu campaign, so we would encourage anyone interested in helping out to contact them.
We would like to once again voice our official endorsement of Abu for President. We think that with his strong vision, compassion for the people of Guinea and strength of character, he is undoubtedly the candidate to lead Guinea to a peaceful and prosperous future.