Chad’s President, Idriss Deby has won a fifth term in office after winning 62% of the vote in the presidential elections conducted in the country earlier this month, official results show.

He has been the President of Chad since 1990. He took power at the head of a rebellion against President Hissene Habre in December 1996 and has survived various rebellions against his own rule. He won elections in 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, and now 2016. It was in 2004 he abolished the restrictions on how many times a person can be president.

During his campaign he assured the citizens of the capability of his government in ensuring security amidst rising wave of extremist violence.

He is one of Africa’s longest serving presidents.

Author: Ope Adedeji