Weekend Reads Support for Transitional Military Council at Ndjamena
The West Block — Episode 32, Season 10
Watch the full episode of The West Block on Sunday, May 2, 2021Episode 32, Season 10
Citizen coordination Wakit Tama calls for a new day of share in one week, Wednesday, May 19, despite the bloody police repression that marked the previous two. It is in this context that another march, this time in support of the transitional authorities, took place on Wednesday morning in Ndjamena.
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This "peace for peace" was organized by the new vision platform, which claims about twenty political parties and a hundred associations. Constituted in support of the authorities, this platform - including the MPS, the party of Idriss Déby, specifies not to be a member - brought together between 150 and 200 protesters, in the early morning.
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Police forces accompany the procession. The required formalities having been respected, the march is allowed. And the protesters freely express their feelings: "We came for peace. We first support the Transitional Military Council. We trust him, the military leader of the military council, son of Idriss Déby, Mahamat Idriss. It must be there, "says a first demonstrator. "We want peace, we trust him, the CNT", adds a second. Other protesters shout slogans: "Yes to peace, not to war.""We can only trust the existing authorities"
Mahamat Adoum is President of the Republican National Party, former Minister and President of the New Vision Platform at the origin of this March: "We are walking to show the Facing the world, the African Union, to the UN, to Chad's partners, that we are for peace. We do not have the choice. We trust the authorities, because we are practically surrounded by armed groups around our borders. We can only trust existing authorities. We will accompany them to manage the country in trust and peace. "
The new vision platform requires a national dialogue including all the political, civil and military components of Chad.
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© AFP - Issouf Sanogo The Prime Minister of Chadian Transition Albert Pahimi Padacé in Ndjamena on April 26, 2021. The Prime Minister of Transition Albert Pahimi Padacé does not make Unanimity within the political class and particularly in the former presidential majority, the MPS and its allies who sees a serious competitor for the next presidential election.