Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Damiba, who seized power in a coup three weeks ago in Burkina Faso, has just been sworn in as transitional president.
Dressed in a military uniform and a red beret, Paul-Henri Damiba swore to respect the constitution during the ceremony this Wednesday, February 16, 2022 in the capital, Ouagadougou.
“I swear before the Burkinabe people and on my honor to preserve, to respect, to respect and to defend the constitution, the fundamental act and the laws, to do everything possible to guarantee justice to all the inhabitants of Burkina Faso”, said the strong man of the west African country.
“The Constitutional Council gives you act of your oath, declares you installed in your functions of President of Faso, Head of State, and sends you back to the exercise of your functions”, replied a member of the Council.
Paul-Henri Damiba, 41, promised to restore constitutional order but has not given a timetable for the return to civilian rule yet.