Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is in Togo in the spirit of the country’s commitment “to peace in the sub-region”, the Togolese Minister of Communication and spokesperson declared on Monday 3 October. of the government, Akodah Ayewouadan. “Togo, like ECOWAS, welcomes the fact that the spirit of peace has prevailed,” he added. The reception of « Paul-Henri Damiba is part of that spirit.”
Burkina Faso: how Captain Traoré overthrew Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba
After 48 hours of confusion and negotiation, the president of the Burkinabè transition finally agreed to resign yesterday morning. During the mediation led by religious and traditional leaders, the army corps finally sided with Ibrahim Traoré and his men, who took the lead in the putsch.
Since the first shots rang out on the morning of September 30, Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba, who himself came to power in a coup last January, had remained invisible. He did not go to the places where the negotiations were taking place.
Saturday 1is October, at the RTB, Ibrahim Traoré had affirmed that Damiba is silent refugee about thirty kilometers from the capital, “within the French base of Kamboinsin”. And to add: “He is able to plan a counter-offensive in order to stir up trouble within our defense and security forces. Allegations strongly denied by France. Indeed, according to our information, Damiba was still in Ouagadougou at the time, but these declarations had sparked demonstrations demanding the departure of the transitional president.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hailed the various Burkinabè parties for “having accepted a peaceful settlement of their differences”, and announced the dispatch of a delegation to Ouagadougou this Monday 3 october.