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Blaise Compaoré has resigned his position as President of Burkina Faso, the West African country he governed for 27 years. He announced his resignation the day after demonstrators torched the country’s parliament building in protest against his plans to amend the constitution and extend his rule beyond 27 years.
In 1987, Campaore overthrew his friend Thomas Sankara, a charismatic radical leader who was engaged on sweeping progressive changes in the country as Jerry Rawlings was doing in Ghana. But Campaore overthrew him and took over the governance.
At the time of filing this report, there were conflicting reports as to his whereabout. Some said he had already left the country and was sighted in Ghana, while others said he was still in the country but headed towards the south.
Achike Chude, Deputy Chairperson Joint Action Front (JAF) in Nigeria, described his resignation as the fall of another greedy sit-tight African ruler. He contended that his fall was long overdue because he was a betrayer who betrayed his friend.
“It is good riddance to bad rubbish!’ he declared, adding ‘African leaders are terrible, they think power is everything and would do anything to get into power and cling to it” he declared.
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