The Prime Minister of the Central Africa Republic (CAR), Firmin Ngrebada, has announced his resignation and the disbandment of his government.
Ngrebada disclosed on Twitter that he handed his resignation to the president of the country, Faustin Archange Touadera.
The former PM also hinted on Facebook that his resignation had to do with Touadera’s re-election. President Touadera was sworn in for a second, five-year term in March after winning the elections in December.
One of Touadera’s spokesmen revealed that Ngrebada could still return to his position, but the decision would be up to the president.
Ngrebada was elected as prime minister in 2019 after the CAR government signed a peace deal with more than a dozen armed groups to end an ongoing civil war.
Less than one-third of eligible voters participated in the election as armed groups controlled about two-thirds of the country during that period.
According to the United Nations (UN), the violence during the election forced more than 60,000 people out of their homes.
The Central African Republic has been affected by violence for several years in fighting between government forces and rebel groups. The violence has made hundreds of thousands flee to other countries over the years.