Granger condemns assassination of Haiti’s President

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Former President David Granger has condemned the assassintion of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse. 

In a statement on Wednesday, Granger said that the assassination of President Moïse and the attack on his family are “abhorrent and abominable.” 

In fact, he called on Haiti’s Prime Minister to preserve peace, maintain public order, and bring the culprits responsible for this crime to justice.

“Mr. Granger extended his wishes for a speedy recovery to the first lady of Haiti, H.E Martine Moïse…The Leader and the People’s National Congress send their deepest condolences to the Moïse family and the people of the Government of the Republic of Haiti.” 

Moïse was killed by unidentified armed men who stormed his home in Port-au-Prince at 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT).

The Haitian Leader, 53, had been in power since February 2017. His time in office was rocky as he faced accusations of corruption and was challenged by waves of often violent anti-government protests. 

There were widespread demonstrations in the capital and other cities earlier this year, as people demanded his resignation. 

Haiti’s opposition said that Mr. Moïse’s five-year term should have ended on 7 February 2021, five years to the day since his predecessor, Michel Martelly, stepped down. 

But there had been a year’s delay to elections after Mr. Martelly’s departure, and Mr. Moïse insisted he had one more year to serve as he did not take office until 7 February 2017. 

In February this year, on the day the opposition wanted him to leave office, Mr. Moïse said an attempt to kill him and overthrow the government had been foiled.

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