He started his migration story in 1964, at the age of 6 to Senegal, when his family fled Sekou Toure dictatorship.
In his last year of high-school, Bah Oury won the Best Student of the Country in Senegal during its yearly National Open Competition in Mathematics, French, Philosophy and History.
Obtaining “Excellent” with his Diploma in Mathematical Sciences, he earned the support of President Léopold Sédar Senghor, who granted him Senegalese Citizenship and a Scholarship to study in Paris, France at Louis Le-Grand where majority of the French Elite was studying at that time and where he showcased his intelligence yet again.
During his time in France, he taught for a few years until President Sekou Toure died and this is when Bah Oury decided to return to Guinea, where he believed he was able to contribute in the development of the country.
1984 is the beginning of Bah Oury’s many critical activities and events to shape the political scene of Guinea for the better.
Bah Oury together with Alfa Sow later founded UFD (Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea)
27th October, Bah Oury was accused of a coup attempt and was arrested by General Lansana Conte, but was released 2 days later due to the pressure Guinean Citizens was placing on the Guinean Government, demanding Bah Oury to be released.
UFDG appointed Bah Mamadou President for two reasons:
It allows the Dean to exist politically after suffering a lost from UPR
To increase UFDG’s popularity by bringing together millions of the Dean’s followers after his death.