- The US government official says the possible return of Guinea’s ruling junta leader, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, could spell disaster for the West African state’s return to democratic rule.
Last week Guinea’s ruling junta deputy leader, General Sekouba Konate invited opposition parties to nominate a prime minister to head the government and prepare for the free and fair elections in the West Africa state.
Capt Camara arrived in neighbouring Burkina Faso on Tuesday, after he was treated at a Moroccan hospital from a gunshot to the head on 3 December by one of his aides.
The US official said his return to the West African state could frustrate progress made by the country.
Since the assassination attempt, Camara he has not appeared in public and it was not immediately known if he planned to stay in Burkina Faso or travel to another country.
The United States for months has been insisting Guinea's military junta step down and that transition government takes over to prepare new, democratic elections.
Guinea has faced a number of sanctions both from regional and international organisations for failing to return to civilian rule after Captain Camara seized power in a bloodless coup in December 2008, a day after the death of President Lansana Conte, who ruled the country for two decades.
Crisis was further deepened after the killing of an estimated 157 opposition supporters at a national stadium in September, revealing a major gap in terms of control between Mr Camara and his army personnel.
The new PM who is expected to head the government will set a new date for the polls which were scheduled for 31 January.
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