Burkina Faso Crisis: Power Must Not Be Handed Over In A Hurry

A Political analyst has stressed the need for the Burkina Faso military that took over government after Blaise Compaore stepped down not to be in a hurry to hand over power to a civilian government.

Mr Emmanuel Onah, a lecturer with the University of Lagos, on a Channels Television’s programme, Diplomatic Channel said handing over power to people that are capable of moving the nation forward should be paramount in the minds of the military.

The military takeover happened only shortly after Compaore stepped down and it set-off a new round of protests in the capital, Ouagadougou.

Compaore’s move was so sudden there was not enough time to decide on a transition government.

But by Saturday, a new leader had been announced in the person of Lieutenant colonel Isaac Zida, as leader of a transitional government.

In his address, Lieutenant colonel Zida said the military was not interested in power, but were working for the greater interest of the nation.

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