Undated picture of Nyarashe.
|8th President of Lyoa|
|Assumed office |
February 1, 2021
|Preceded by||Kemoh Foday|
|Secretary of Defense of Lyoa|
March 23, 2014 – February 1, 2021
|Preceded by||Robert Tkishuta|
Alexander Amuriki Nyarashe
February 12, 1962
|Political party||Revolutionary United Front|
|Spouse(s)||Amanda Nyarashe (m. 1981)|
|Alma mater||University of Tigera|
|Allegiance|| Lyoa (1987-1999) |
Revolutionary United Forces (1999-2003)
|Years of service||1987-2011|
|Battles/wars||First Lyoan Civil War |
Internal conflict in Lyoa
General Alexander Amuriki Nyarashe is the current President of Lyoa and is a former rebel commander of the Revolutionary United Forces. Before attaining his current position, Nyarashe was a prominent commander in the Lyoa National Defense Force, considered to be one of the LNDF's best. He is also the RUF nominee for the 2021 Lyoan general election.
Nyarashe was born February 12, 1962 in the town of Bellaku, Lyoa to Tgbala parents. He attended Bellaku Regional High School, participating in the school's soccer program. He went on to attend the University of Tigera, studying military science. Upon graduation, he joined Laurent Tulossa's LNDF, becoming commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.
Nyarashe served with the LNDF for 12 years, being promoted up to Major. He briefly took part in the opening stages of the First Lyoan Civil War as part of the pro-government forces. In 1999, he defected, joining the newly-formed Revolutionary United Forces under Marcil Yantanda. During this time, Nyarashe became a general in the rebel army, fighting in many key battles, including the Battle of Tigera.
After the war, Nyarashe joined the restructured LNDF as a General, and commanded government forces during many key events of the Internal conflict in Lyoa. In 2011, Nyarashe retired from the armed forces.
Following his retirement from the military, Nyarashe generally kept to himself, although he served as an advisor to several political campaigns over the years. In 2014, he was asked to accept a position as Secretary of Defense, which he agreed to. In 2020, Nyarashe campaigned for the nomination of the RUF for president of Lyoa. He won the nomination, and selected Alix Guidon as his running mate. He ended up winning the elections with over 60% of the vote and became the 8th President of Lyoa.
Religiously, Nyarashe considers himself to be a Creeperian Catholic, and attends church services most Sundays. Outside of politics and military service, Nyarashe often volunteers for various charitable organizations and NGOs along with his wife.