Mali Soldiers Conditioned release of Deposed President

Obinwannem News Mali Soldiers Conditioned release of Deposed President

Mali Soldiers Conditioned release of Deposed President

According to a source in ECOWAS, the military junta that deposed the Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, via a coup has agreed to release the president on the condition that it will rule the country for three years.

It says that this is to enable them review the foundations of the Malian State, adding that the government will also be predominantly composed of soldiers under the military government’s proposal

Recall that some military officials had seized power in Mali, unsitting President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

Obinwannem News gathered that some leaders of the military government led by Colonel Assimi Goita and mediators from ECOWAS, West Africa’s regional bloc, led by Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, met behind closed doors all day on Sunday.

Shortly after the meeting, Jonathan affirmed that the delegation has been able to agree on a number of points but not yet on all the discussions.

Another source said the military government had agreed to “free President Keita”, who has been detained along with other political leaders since the coup on Tuesday, and he “will be able to return to his home” in Bamako.

Meanwhile, the ECOWAS source who pleaded for anonymity added that the deposed president is free to travel abroad for treatments.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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