During his press conference on February 28, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, threw a big punch in the pond of the Malian political class. “However, despite ourselves, we have assumed an exorbitant responsibility. It is worth us today to be the object, by amalgam, of the rejection which strikes a Malian political class which failed to straighten out its country”, declared Emmanuel Macron. What do politicians think of this exit of the French Head of State?
Konimba Sidibé, President of MODEC: “France’s support for corrupt elites is at the root of France’s current difficulties in Africa”
“Ignorance, deliberate will to smoke or imposture? It is this same Macron who congratulated IBK after his re-election even before the validation of the Constitutional Court out of contempt for this Court, for the political class and the Malian people who contested this re-election and his governance of the country, as well as for all those who are committed to democracy and the rule of law!
Macron has still not understood that it is this African policy of France’s support for corrupt elites for access to power and its exercise against the interests of the Malian people, while safeguarding neocolonial interests, which is origin of France’s current difficulties in Africa. By making this kind of statement, he could not do better to further destroy relations between France and Africa.
Dr Modibo Soumaré, President of the Framework of Parties for the Return to Constitutional Order : “There are much more useful subjects than these words of Macron”
“I believe that Macron’s speech is an epiphenomenon in relation to the evolution of the socio-political and security situation in Mali. I believe that there are much more useful subjects than these words of Macron. But what must be said is that the French political class has also failed to redress or even to transform France. The example of the pension reform is an eloquent example. The parades of yellow vests, a year ago…”
Issa Kaou Ndjim, President of ACRT: “All political actors must come together to save the essentials…after self-criticism”
I think we have to separate things. Macron is a President of a country. For political reasons, he made a political speech. In this country, he spoke of the role and responsibility of the political class in general. I would have liked the political class to agree to come together to make our own self-criticism. This is not a weakness. I don’t want to be pretentious. I think that all political actors must come together to save the essentials. It will put us in a position of strength to eventually respond without taking action. I think the best answer is the result. And today, the necessary result is to block the road to the Cnsp in its desire to confiscate power. Everything else is entertainment.