Mahamadou Issoufou, ECOWAS mediator in Burkina, pleased with the ECOWAS visit

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In Burkina Faso, an ECOWAS fact-finding mission visited Ouagadougou on Tuesday 4 October. He met with religious and customary leaders, who mediated to avoid a confrontation between the soldiers. The other meeting took place with Captain Ibrahim Traoré on the continuation of the transition process for the return to normal constitutional order.

With our correspondent in Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani

Following the calls to demonstrate and the barricades erected by the protesters set up against ECOWAS, the various meetings took place at the Ouagadougou International Airport.

The risks of confrontations within the army were very acute. If these clashes had happened, the army would split […]insecurity would worsen, chaos would ensue “. It is the analysis of the former Nigerian president Issoufou to greet the mediation of traditional and religious leaders following the coup that took place at the end of last week. They played.” an important and decisive role to overcome the crisis “, He acknowledged.

According to Mahamadou Issoufou, Captain Ibrahim Traoré confirmed the continued implementation of the July 2022 agreement. Among other elements of this agreement, “ transition missions that concern the reconquest of the territory outside the control of the state, the resolution of the humanitarian crisis and the return to democratic order “.

Mahamadou Issoufou says he is totally satisfied with this interview with the new strongman of Burkina Faso. “ We leave confidently and I can assure you that ECOWAS will continue to support the people of Burkina Faso in this difficult test they are going through. “Concluded the ECOWAS facilitator.

Read also: Captain Ibrahim Traoré: “The assemblies will appoint a transitional president” in Burkina Faso


Rare political and citizen reactions

Three days after the coup and the takeover of Captain Ibrahim Traoré, the political class is discreet and awaits the first announcements of the government junta, in particular on the continuation of the transition. The rare actors who agree to express themselves agree on one point: the Burkinabé army has lost its cohesion, its strength over time.

For Ablassé Ouédraogo, otherwise president of the Le Faso party, the defense forces have the obligation to come to an agreement, to find a unity to protect the country.

We launch an appeal to Captain Ibrahim Traoré: if the army finds its unit of anatnt and agrees to place itself under the direction of the politicians, Burkina Faso will return to the path of peace, stability and development. Trust needs to be restored […]

For Achille Tapsoba, a former minister at the time of Blaise Compaoré, if the army does not regain its unity, the country is in grave danger.

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