President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned from his position in the midst of a major uprising in Mali’s West African nation. Rebel troops earlier took captives to President Ibrahim Baubkar Keita and Prime Minister Baubo Sise.
Explain that there have been protests in the country for several months demanding the removal of the President, and now the rebel soldiers have taken an aggressive stand.
President Ibrahim Baubkar Keita withdrew from office just hours after Parliament disbanded on Tuesday. Wearing a surgical mask, President Keita announced her resignation on local television. There was clearly tension on his face.
Shortly before this, many top officials along with Prime Minister Baubo Sise and President Keita were taken into custody by the soldiers. The President said in his address on TV that he is also dissolving the Parliament and the government.
He said, ‘In my rule, I wouldn’t like bloodshed. If some of our armed forces are interfering with my rule and wanting to end it, then I have no other option.
At this, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has demanded the immediate release of the President and Prime Minister unconditionally. According to Secretary-General Guterres spokesman Stephen Dujarric’s statement, ‘The Secretary-General has condemned the situation in Mali and ordered the immediate restoration of the country’s rule of law and constitutional orders.
This also states that the Secretary-General of the United Nations has insisted on a collaborative approach and a peaceful settlement. He has also expressed his full support for the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States. Mali was previously under France.