Algeria’s army chief maintains that the upcoming elections are the only way forward for Algeria and its people.
On Tuesday, September 24 in Tindouf, Salah said that some parties “relentlessly continue to repeat biased slogans.”
Since February, a wave of protests calling for radical change emerged in Algeria. Protesters meet every Friday in the capital of Algeria and call on all elites to leave the government, including Gaid Salah.
Salah, however, is determined that an election can serve Algeria and its people.
The army chief said that regardless of the slogans chanted during protests, “the army command maintained its consistent position that it has no political ambition but serving Algeria and its people.”
Salah also claimed that some people, who held senior positions of management within the state’s various institutions “have intentionally conspired against Algeria.”
“Unfortunately, history repeats itself. In fact, like there was a small group who betrayed the oath of our Glorious Revolution brave men, there are individuals, from this generation, who have held senior positions of management within State institutions and have intentionally conspired against the country with enemies, without regard for it,” he said.
He also claimed that the individuals “who betrayed their countries attempted to destroy what has been built thanks to the efforts of loyal men.”
On Monday, September 24, several senior officials appeared before the judge at an Algerian military court facing charges of plotting against the state.
On Tuesday, September 24, the court sentenced the brother of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to 15 years in prison.