Statement of ex-President Compaoré, 31 Oct 2014

Statement issued on Twitter by ex-President Blaise Compaoré on Twitter, 31 Oct 2014

  1. PRESIDENT COMPAORÉ'S CALL FOR PEACE AND UNITY IN BURKINA FASO.
  2. BURKINABE PEOPLE, DAUGHTERS AND SONS OF BURKINA FASO, FRIENDS OF BURKINA FASO
  3. I've agreed to offer my resignation as President of Burkina Faso. I've decided to leave office, faced with the tragedy my country was heading for.
  4. I refused to see the blood of my compatriots flow, the blood of the daughters and sons of Burkina Faso.
  5. I've left office even though I'm the democratically-elected President, legal and legitimate, according to the rule of Burkina Faso's constitutional law,
  6. to protect the gains of our democratic evolution and our socio-economic progress.
  7. I've left office because the greater good of Burkina Faso comes before everything else, including my own self.
  8. For the stability of the West African region, for Africa, for international peace, I've constantly tried
  9. To give the very best of myself. At this grave moment, for the future of our country, I'd like to bow down to the memory
  10. Of all the deaths occasioned by this sordid crisis.
  11. I'd like to thank the militants of the CDP, my collaborators, all the Burkinabe people, very many of them who have continued, even in this time of hardship,
  12. To have confidence in me and who, above all, have known how to demonstrate their self-control.
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