The opposition parties in Burkina Faso have given President Roch Marc Christián Kaboré a month to find solutions to the deteriorating security and threatened demonstrations to demand his “immediate” resignation.
“If nothing serious and concrete is done within a month to resolve the security situation, the political opposition, along with organizations concerned about the future of the nation, will call for strong demonstrations to simply and easily call for the immediate resignation of the head of state and choose their government, “said opposition leader Eddie Komboigo.
Komboigo has indicted Kaboré, who is also defense minister, and declared that he was “chronically absent,” according to the news portal Burkina24. “If the ship is without a captain, shipwreck is inevitable,” he added.
For this reason he asked the population to listen carefully to the call for demonstrations in order to “save the shipwrecked and leave the children an entire country”. “We inherited an entire Burkina Faso and have to hand it over to our descendants,” he argued.
“Nothing will detract from our resolve as it is an issue that affects the future of our nation and our children,” said Komboigo, who lamented that “the situation on the ground is nothing but tragic itself worsen “.
On the other hand, the opposition has asked the authorities to take urgent measures to address the increased cost of living and the economic and food crisis that threatens to plunge more people into food insecurity or starvation.
Komboigo has also called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to “urgently reopen” the land borders of all member states “in order to facilitate the movement of people and goods and to stop the economic suffocation that can be seen on the horizon.”
Burkina Faso has seen a sharp rise in terrorist attacks since 2015, including the one in April 2021 that killed Spanish journalists David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile and Irish national Rory Young.
The attacks, carried out in the region by both al-Qaeda affiliates and the Islamic State Organization, have also contributed to an increase in inter-community violence and the growth of self-defense groups that the government of Burkina Faso recently joined has spent years, months working on “volunteers” to help in the fight against terrorism.