Mahamat Deby reminds Chad he’s “not legally required” to hold a National Dialogue
N’DJAMENA–In a recent speech to the “Major Institutions of the Republic”, Mahamat Idriss Deby, Current Transitional President and son of 30 year President Idriss Deby Itno, reminded his audience “that nothing legally required me to organize this Dialogue”.
In that quote, Mahamat Idriss Deby is referencing the “Inclusive National Dialogue“, set to take place in a little over two weeks. With apprehension and tension rising among the civil society in light of failing peace talks with rebels and a fear of succession of power, MIDI’s statements do little to allay those fears. Chadian netizens have also expressed their ire regarding his statement about legal obligations, something that could easily be regarded as blatant hipocrisy faced with Mahamat’s unconstitutional rise to power.
Check out the full speech transcript in French here.