President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov has resigned from his office, reason being that he wanted to bring an end to the crisis sparked by disputed parliamentary elections earlier this month.
The President was quoted as saying;
“I am not clinging to power. I do not want to go down in the history of Kyrgyzstan as a president who allowed bloodshed and shooting on its people. I have taken the decision to resign,” Jeenbekov said in a statement released by his office.
“The military and security forces will be obliged to use their weapons to protect the state residence. Blood will be inevitably shed. I urge both sides not to fall for provocations,” he said.
“I do not want to go down in Kyrgyzstan’s history as a president who shed blood and shot at his own citizens.”
oyogist.com leaned that after the earlier conducted election, opposition supporters took to the streets and seized government buildings, prompting the authorities to annul the vote.
Jeenbekov announced last week that he would resign, but was double minded, but due to enormous pressure, he had no other option but to step down.