The third vice president of the Togolese National Assembly, André Ablom Johnson, died on Saturday in Lomé at the age of 72, parliamentary sources said Sunday.
Member of the Union of Forces for Change (UFC) of Gilchrist Olympio, a former charismatic opponent of the current regime in Lomé, was for a long time Minister in charge of the Environment.
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Yawa Djigbodi Tsegan, praised him as a hard worker.
In recent months, Togo has lost more than a dozen politicians, including Edem Kodjo, former Secretary General of the OAU, now AU; Fambaré Ouattara Natchaba, former president of the National Assembly, and Yawovi Agboyibor, former president of the Action Committee for the Renewal of the opposition. (PANA / NAN)
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