Kyrgyzstan’s President resigns as citizens embark on mass protest
President Jeenbekov Sooronbay of Kyrgyzstan has announced his resignation in the wake of mass protests, says he will not be remembered in history as the president who opened fire on his citizens.
Kyrgyzstan remains one of the poorest nations to emerge from the former Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay made the announcement after a disputed parliamentary election triggered mass protests.
According to the information gathered by Obinwannem so far, violent unrest had broken out in Kyrgyzstan since October.
This is coming after parliamentary elections resulted in a win for candidates with ties to the sitting president.
The opposition said the election was tainted by vote-buying and other irregularities, while observers called the elections unfair, and shortly afterward, protesters stormed government buildings in the capital calling on Mr. Jeenbekov to resign.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News