Captain Ibrahim Traoré garners new support before the opening of the national assizes on October 14 in Ouagadougou. In a series of tweets published on Tuesday, Yacouba Isaac Zida publicly supported the young 34-year-old officer, the country’s new strongman since his successful putsch against Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba on September 30.
Exiled in Canada since 2016, the former Prime Minister of the transition, himself a lieutenant-colonel when he took the reins of power after the fall of Blaise Compaoré in 2014, believes that “the people of Burkina Faso have clearly made their choice since the events of last September 30 and that this choice is call captain Ibrahim Traore”.
It seems to me that the people of Burkina Faso have clearly made their choice since the events of September 30, and this choice is called Captain Ibrahim TRAORE.
This is why I think that we must now save time and move quickly to reconquer the national territory.
— SEM Yacouba Isaac Zida (Officiel) (@SemZida) October 11, 2022