“The government is asking the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, His Excellency John Christian Gordon Grigg, to leave Chadian territory within 48 hours,” government spokesman Aziz Mohamed Saleh said.
Authorities did not release details about the charges against him.
“We have not been contacted officially,” a source at the German embassy told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding that he had read the press release on social networks.
“If this happens, we will be seized at the diplomatic level”, he added.
Having served in similar roles in Niger, Angola and the Philippines, Mr. Krikke has served as ambassador to Chad since July 2021. He was also Germany’s Special Representative for the Sahel.
A government source told AFP on condition of anonymity that the authorities were particularly criticized for “excessive interference” in the “governance of the country”, as well as “ideas that divide Chadians”.
Mr. Crickey has received several “calls to order,” confirming the same source.
German representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
General Mahamad Idriss Debi Itno became president of Chad in April 2021 after his father, Idriss Debi Itno, was killed on the front line against rebels after leading the vast Sahelian country for 30 years. Mohamed Debi promised Chadians and the international community that he would return power to citizens through “free and democratic elections” and would not run for the presidency.
In October, the national dialogue, shunned by the opposition and large sections of civil society that denounced “dynastic succession”, led Mr. Appointed Debbie.
The German Embassy, in particular France, Spain and the Netherlands, together with the European Union, are working on the extension of the transition and Mr. It expressed its “concern” after the possibility of Déby running for president.
By Le360 Africa (with AFP)
04/07/2023 at 10:37 PM.