Tom Erdimi gave an enthusiastic welcome in Ndjamena

Two days after his release from prison in Egypt, where he had been imprisoned for two years, Tom Erdimi arrived in Ndjamena on Friday 16 September. His plane landed in the Chadian capital late in the morning.

as reported from Ndjamena, Madjiasra Nako

A welcome full of emotions. Hundreds of members of the Erdimi family were present, including his brother Timane who leads the association of resistance forces. This rebel movement is currently participating in the inclusive national dialogue.

The Chadian authorities were also there. The Minister of National Reconciliation Acheikh Ibn Oumar, the former opposition leader Saleh Kebzabo, who negotiated the peace agreements with the political-military in Doha.

Tom Erdimi took the floor to first of all thank all those who worked for his release. “The Chadians must reconcile,” he also told AXADLE in his very first statement.

Although weakened, the former Chancellor of the University of Ndjamena indulged in a few jokes with his fellow teachers who came to welcome him. It was under dinghies and horns that the procession reached Tom Erdimi’s home.

To reread: Chadian dissident Tom Erdimi released from prison in Egypt

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