I praised Burkina Faso when the military handed over to an interim President after the former president was forced to resign following series of protests which included burning of the parliamentary building. The Interim President, Michel Kafondo was saddled with the responsibility of conducting fresh elections in a month’s time.
So why should the military now interfere and halt a democratic process which averted unrest in the country?
In this modern era when almost the world has accepted democracy, we are still hearing of a military coup. Just doesn’t sound right.
The African Union has hence decided to suspend Burkina Faso over Thursday’s
military coup where the Presidential Guard stormed an executive meeting and held members of the executive council including the Interim president hostage. The (African Union) AU said sanctions would be imposed if members of the presidential guard, who staged the coup do not release members of the interim government which includes the interim president, Michel Kafondo. However, from reports, it seems the Interim president and his deputy have been released.
The presidents of Benin and Senegal are in the city for talks with the coup leader. Meanwhile Pres. Buhari of Nigeria has condemned the coup in
I’m just so sad to see the political revolution in Burkina Faso go to the drains. After unseating a long time selfish president, the military starts to disrupt democracy. Its just sad.