Meet TizzAug 19, 2020
Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has warned Nigeria and other African countries to learn from the situation in Mali.
It had early on Wednesday reported that Mali President, Ibrahim Keita, was forced to resign and desolve his government after a military coup on Tuesday.
They said: the coup was necessitated by the recent political crisis that seems to be plunging the country further into chaos.
The Malian soldiers had explained why Keita was booted out and also revealed their next line of action.
“Our country is sinking into chaos, anarchy and insecurity mostly due to the fault of the people who are in charge of its destiny,” spokesman of the mutinering Malian soldiers said flanked by some of his men.
Reacting, Frank, in a tweet via his official Twitter handle, commended the Malian Military and the people of Mali for their courageous drive to push away a dictator out of power, adding that democracy and power belong to the people.
He tweeted: “I commend the Malians for their courageous drive to push away a Dictator out of power.
“I also commend the Malian Military, they’ve proven to be with the people.
“Nigeria and other African countries should learn from the Malians style, Democracy and Power belong to the people.”
For months now, Mali has been mired in a political stalemate after the opposition rejected results of local elections held earlier this year and called for Mr. Keita’s resignation for perceived government corruption and incompetence in countering terrorism in the country.
Tensions escalated in July when at least 11 people were killed during three days of unrest following a protest.
The opposition group rejected attempts at mediation with the president, and vowed to continue staging rallies against him despite international mediation efforts to resolve the political crisis.
In July, Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan led a delegation of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, leaders to broker peace in the country.
The committee recommended a unity government for the troubled country, yet the crisis persisted, leading to a mutiny on Tuesday.
Some believe Mali’s eight-year insurgency is contributing to current political tensions in the country, with Mr. Keita under pressure to stop the fighting.