After initially refusing his dismissal, Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba finally agreed to resign on Sunday, October 2.
In a video posted on his Facebook page, he explains “having resigned from his duties as President of the Transition after a dialogue with the religious authorities, with Captain Ibrahim Traoré [nouveau chef de l’Etat burkinabé] and with the current president of ECOWAS [Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest]. »
He set out seven conditions for his withdrawal, including that “the new authorities guarantee his safety, his rights and those of his collaborators and his family “. The Togolese government confirmed on Monday that he had taken refuge in Togo after the putsch.
The departure of Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba, himself who came to power by a coup in January, was demanded in Ouagadougou by hundreds of demonstrators in favor of Captain Ibrahim Traoré, 34, who announced his dismissal on Friday evening. ECOWAS hailed the various Burkinabe parties on Sunday evening for “having agreed to a peaceful settlement of their differences”.