Togo president to run as candidate in April election

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 5:16 PM

LOME (Reuters) - Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe has accepted his party's nomination as candidate for elections in April, a member of his party said on Wednesday, quoting the president.

Gnassingbe has already served two terms as Togo's president and the opposition has called for him to step aside.

"It is through duty to our dear country and loyalty to our ideals that I have the honor to accept to be a presidential candidate for our party UNIR. I accept this nomination with great humility," President Gnassingbe said following a party convention on Wednesday.

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