Influential Imam Mahmud Dicko, one of the proponents of the protests in recent months against the former President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, has spoken out in favor of a civilian who presides over the transition in the country after the military coup last August 18.
In an interview late Wednesday on the national network ORTM, the religious, a highly respected figure in the country who has mediated with jihadist groups in the past, defended the need to comply with the demands of the community. International.
“If the international community, including ECOWAS, is of the opinion today that the Presidency of the Transition should belong to the civilian population, let us give it to the civilian population,” he replied when asked about the request of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) which the military junta granted the election of a civilian president and prime minister until September 15.
As for the filling of these positions, the Imam is again unmarked, which underlines that there are many people in the country with integrity and honesty. “You just have to look for them.”