General Moussa Sinko Coulibaly during the 5th anniversary of the LDC party: "We had to postpone the referendum"

The militants and sympathizers of the Democratic League for Change (LDC) of General Moussa Sinko Coulibaly celebrated their 5th anniversary with pomp, on Friday January 20, 2023. It was at the headquarters of the said party in Faladiè in Commune VI of the District of Bamako . Were present at this event, General Moussa Sinko Coulibaly, President of the LDC, Mr. Gaoussou Tangara, 1st Vice-President, Pr. Adama Diallo, Secretary General, Lamine Traoré, Political Secretary, Pr. Lassana Kanté, President of the Espoir Sinko 2024, Mahamane Baby, former Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Me Malick Coulibaly, former Minister of Justice Keeper of the Seals, one of the initiators of the creation of the LDC and several friendly parties.

In his welcome address, the Secretary General, Pr. Adama Diallo wished first of all to salute the patriotic commitment of General Moussa Sinko Coulibaly for national cohesion. Prof. Diallo shared LDC’s perception of democracy. For him, political regimes are not “temples erected” for eternity. Thus, in a democracy, the longevity of the regime depends not only on the constitution, but also on respect for the social, moral and economic contract between the rulers and the ruled.

In his speech, Prof. Diallo will say that change is essential at some point in the life of a democratic nation. Finally, he called on party activists to fully play their role in building the country.

This mission of the party will focus on five points including Security, Governance, Economy, Social Development and Diplomacy. In his speech, General Moussa Sinko Coulibaly emphasized the celebration of this 5th anniversary which is not made only for his party alone, but for all political parties in Mali. He warmly thanked all the political movements and political associations operating in Mali because, for him, politics is a difficult job. Because, wanting to put oneself at the service of others is never an easy commitment, especially in the current Malian context where doing politics is often difficult for the simple reason that it is misunderstood and those who have agreed to get involved do under very difficult conditions.

”I greatly appreciate and respect all the women and all the politicians in Mali and particularly the democratic movement which fought in 1991 for the establishment of a multiparty system in Mali. General MSC made it known that you cannot manage a country without politics and that his party believes in democracy, the only system to be given credit for is democracy. Also, he expressed his wish to see that the transition regime ends quickly and that it is the last transition in Mali. For the holding of the referendum, General Coulibaly highlighted the position of the League in this direction. He indicated that it had to be postponed for security reasons, and the time allowed for the duration of the transition. Today, he said, there are additional reasons which lead them to say that it is perhaps necessary to take time before going to the referendum because, for him, the question of the referendum divides the Malians. Today, the LDC’s mission is to unite Malians around a common ideal.

Finally, he advised taking time to build buy-in and consensus around this issue. The LDC is not against the principle of the referendum, but the General Moussa Sinko Coulibaly thinks that it is rather necessary to gather the Malians and not to divide them. At the beginning of this ceremony, a minute of silence was observed in memory of all the civilians and soldiers who fell for the defense of the homeland and wishes of speedy recovery to the wounded.

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