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Burkina Faso: The opposition threatens to take to the streets


AA / Ouagadougou / Dramane Traoré

Burkina Faso’s political opposition threatened the government on Tuesday to take to the streets in the face of the security situation marked by an upsurge in terrorist attacks in several localities in the country.

“If within a month, nothing serious and concrete is undertaken to control the security situation, the political opposition, in consultation with organizations concerned about the future of the nation, will call for strong demonstrations to demand outright the immediate resignation of the Head of State and his government, “opposition leader Eddie Komboïgo said at a press conference on Tuesday.

“We ask all sincere patriots to be ready for the next actions to save our sinking ship and bequeath complete land to our children,” he added.

Addressing the issue of terrorism, the political opposition painted a picture with a “appalling” toll of “more than 2,000 dead”, “nearly two million internally displaced” and “more than 2,500 schools closed, putting more than 400,000 students in the street “.
She added that several roads were under the control of armed groups and several municipalities completely emptied of their populations with dispersed families.
“If in 2015, when it came to power, the People’s Movement for Progress (MPP) and President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré inherited a territory of 274,200 square kilometers, it is clear that the regime lost control. control of almost two thirds of this area, thus betraying the oath taken by the President of Faso, to preserve the territorial integrity of Burkina Faso and to ensure the physical integrity of the populations “, declared Komboïgo.

He stressed that the political opposition and the Burkinabè people “could not tolerate this situation any longer” and that the call for “sacred union could not be synonymous with passivity, silence or indifference, let alone blindness or even of complicity in the conduct of our homeland by the regime towards decline “.
For him, instead of appropriate actions to give back to the Defense and Security Forces the capacity for a rise in power on the ground, “we rather attended speeches (…) of national mourning, messages of condolences and some donations of material as if that were enough to face the enemy effectively “.
The leader of the opposition recalled that despite the commitments made by the Head of State as well as the assurances given by the ministers in charge of defense and security during the last political dialogue, “the situation on the ground has only deteriorated tragically “.

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