The prime minister togolese, Komi Selom Klassou and his team of government resigned, announced the presidency of Togo on Friday night.
The president, Faure Gnassingbe accepted the resignation, said the press release published on the official portal of the presidency.
“The head of State congratulated the prime minister and the entire government team for the efforts undertaken in the economic, political and social, and by the encouraging results obtained despite the difficult context, marked by the health crisis that crosses all over the world at present,” the statement said.
Togo was waiting for a political change since the re-election, in February, of Faure Gnassingbe to a fourth presidential term, but this was delayed by the pandemic coronavirus.
The victory of Faure Gnassingbe in the presidential election was reached following an amendment of the Constitution, thanks to which it could be presented again as a candidate. The family Gnassingbe has been leading for more than half a century this west African country.
Faure Gnassingbe presides over Togo, a country of 8 million people, since 2005, when it came to his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, after his death. The latter ruled the country with iron fist for 38 years.
Klassou was prime minister from 2015.
To date, Togo declared covering 1,722 cases of covid-19, 44 of which, fatal.