“If you are really strong, make your coup and run the country as you want!” Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba did not think so well when he said these words during a meeting with the living forces of the nation in Bobo-Dioulasso last May. A bit provocative as he liked to be, now ex-president of the transition will have been surprisingly visionary. Four months later, he was indeed overthrown by a group of disgruntled officers.
As revealed Young Africa, this Sunday, October 2 in the morning, after 48 hours of negotiations and confusion, he signed his letter of resignation. His departure from power was confirmed in the afternoon by religious and customary representatives, who specified that seven conditions had been laid down, in particular respect for the commitments made by Burkina Faso to the Economic Community of African States. of the West (ECOWAS), as well as the guarantee of the safety of the lieutenant-colonel, of his rights, those of his collaborators, as well as soldiers engaged on their sides.
Burkina: Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba forced to resign
Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, the putschist who was “friendly” in the eyes of the international community, remained in power for barely more than eight months. Deaf to criticism? No doubt he was. In any case, he very quickly cut himself off from the troop, embodied today by Captain Traoré, leader of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguarding and Restoration (MPSR) and new strongman of the country.
Did Ibrahim Traoré, from the start, intend to take power? This Friday, September 30 at dawn, when discontent broke out within the troop, few were those who the know.