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From Yamoussoukro where he has taken refuge, Blaise Compaore says he had to resign in the superior interest of his country and to avoid a bloodbath

“My Resignation was in the superior interest of Burkina Faso”-Blaise Compaore

November 3, 2014

From Yamoussoukro where he has taken refuge, Blaise Compaore says he had to resign in the superior interest of his country and to avoid a bloodbath  From Yamoussoukro where he has taken refuge, Blaise Compaore says he had to resign in the superior interest of his country and to avoid a bloodbath[/caption] In one of his first statements since been forced to relinquish power, Blaise Compaore says he had to put country first before self and avoid what could have turned out to be a blood bath with clashes between protesters and armed forces. In the statement making rounds within the media, Compaore who has taken refuge in Ivory Coast, said the interest of Burkina Faso came before all else including his own personal ambitions and that prompted his resignation, though he still had the constitutional mandate to lead. The statement whose contents appear like a redemption exercise on the battered image that trailed his departure, talks of the efforts he put in to maintain peace in his country and the sub region. “I have always done my best to help maintain peace and the democratic gains and socio-economic progress must be sustained,” Compaore said. Conscious of the bashing that has become his lot, Compaore said he assumed the consequences but implored his compatriots to do all to ensure that peace reigns and the country is speedily returned to the path of democracy. The statement expresses regrets at the lives lost in the protests and exhorts a manifestation of forgiveness and integrity that are trademarks of his compatriots. Compaore said he has forgiven those who betrayed and worked against him and commends the courage of his militants who suffered humiliation and destruction of property as a result of his cause. Compaore ,who was visited by Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara over the weekend , appreciates the support he received from France, the USA ,Ecowas and the African Union, while calling for greater international cooperation to maintain stability within the West African sub region.    ]]>

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