The ruling junta in Bamako and ECOWAS have finally reached an agreement on the duration of the transition in Burkina Faso: it will be 24 months from 1 July, compared to the 36 months originally proposed. The soldiers from the Patriotic Movement for Safeguarding and Restoration (MPSR) had justified this delay with the need to restore peace.
Too many, this compromise with the economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) sounds like a diplomatic success. Eddie Komboigo, President of the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP), now reminds us that we must not turn away from the main goal, which is to restore security throughout the territory.
The former opposition leader hopes for support from ECOWAS to achieve this. ” We have no drones, we do not have enough helicopters. We need to increase the number of soldiers to deal with the displaced and re-establish the various schools and administration. We have a great need for resources, we must be able to do that after two years. If this is not the case, we will wait for two years and give advice. ”
If he is satisfied with a faster return to constitutional order, Lassané Sawadogo still asks that the transition make adjustments quickly. “We have the impression that there is exclusion in the implementation of the transition,” said the executive secretary of the Movement for the People and Progress (MPP), the party of former president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. We want reforms. A framework for consultation must be established and the authorities of the transition must show impartiality and neutrality in political matters, otherwise, when it comes to electoral matters, the political class must play its part. “
At the summit, Burkinabe’s authorities also undertook to returnto former President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré his full freedom.