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President has bowed to pressure and resigned.


News Online reports that Mali’s interim President, Bah Ndaw, and Prime Minister, Moctar Ouane have resigned.


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According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, monitored by News Online, Mali’s interim Vice President, Assimi Goita made this known in a statement released on Wednesday.

Goita said they resigned for violating the transition charter.


Recall that the military, Monday night, detained the duo and Defence Minister Souleymane Doucouré. They were taken to the Kati Military Camp near the capital, Bamako.


The development occurred months after the coup that ousted ex-President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

Reacting, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres in a statement demanded that the leaders be freed immediately.


Also, the Nigerian Government in a statement released condemned the detention of Mali’s interim President, Bah Ndaw, and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane.

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwoye, lamented that the action might derail the peace building efforts and timetable for the return of democratic governance in Mali.