Conakry - A spokesperson for Guinea's opposition says it is
giving the country's election commission 72 hours to restore the nation's
previous roll of registered voters or it will pull out of the elections and
start street protests.
The ultimatum issued on Monday by opposition spokesperson
Aboubacar Sylla expires on Thursday. It comes just weeks before Guinea is
expected to hold a much-delayed parliamentary election on 24 September.
The poll has been
repeatedly rescheduled as the opposition and the ruling party wrangle over the
preparations for the vote. It's meant that the West African nation has been
without a functioning legislature for years.
Sylla said that the electoral roll, which was recently made
public, is made up "of 80% of people who are pro-RPG", he said,
referring to the ruling party.