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Mali: A look into the Interim President Bah N’Daw aka “The Great”

The transitional junta have now appointed the Interim President and Vice President. This being former Defence Minister Bah N’Daw as the Interim President and Coup leader Assimi Goita as the Vice-President. Because of this, I had to look into Bah N’Daw and who is unique about him. So the Comite National pour le Salut du People (CNSP) have no made a move.

Well, first and foremost his he became a helicopter pilot after training in Soviet (1970s) and became Air-Force Pilot after training in France (1970s). The man has held several high ranking roles in the military ever since and the latest was as the Minister of Defence.

However, before that he has been the aide the camp for President Moussa Traoré. Also been the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff of the National Guard, Director of Military Engineering and Chief of Defense Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office. So, its not like the man doesn’t have credentials or a history in the army, That is maybe why the junta and the CNSP picked this man.

The military leaders of the coup picked a military man. That was to be anticipated. They have done a secure choice for themselves. A man who knows the army and the armed forces. This is ensuring the soldiers and the ones who collaborated is safe.

I am really not shocked that they picked a man of the army. Alas, what is striking about the appointed man is that he speaks Russian, English, French and Bamanan. So, he has opportunities to speak allies and the international community with ease. Which is important to create confidence in the CNSP and the project itself.

With the knowledge of what he has done before and achieved. We know his not a civilian, but another high ranking army man. This is showing that CNSP is still a military outfit and hasn’t changed their goal or plan to become a civilian government. They are all still trained men who knows how to carry guns and use them.

Therefore, the choice of him as the Interim President was a safe one. Especially for the CNSP. He has been in government, in the one they toppled and a man who has served several of others. That is why his a known man.

Let’s see if his the right man for Mali… that is something that time will tell. At least, the man has a history of leadership and been serving others. So, he should know the hardships ahead. Peace.

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Opinion: It shouldn’t be this hard to make Museveni’s credentials public

It was the other day, when Lawyer Male Mabirizi petitioned and got the academic papers of the Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. In a heartbeat, the various parts of government scrambled the documents and delivered those to the lawyer. That happen without any hesitation. It was all released for the world to see.

While in Mid-August 2020 another lawyer Muwanda Nkunyingi petitioned the same authorities for the academic credentials of the President. The incumbent, the man of 1986 and beyond. This lawyer was asking for the documents produced for the General Election 2016. However, by the time of early September, the 3rd to be exact. The Electoral Commission only took a few words and sentences from the Election Petition of Amama Mbabazi No.1 of 2018 in the Supreme Court. That is all the public gets.

The President haven’t dropped the gems from the University of Dar Es Salaam or Ntare School, which he has often mentioned several of times. Still, the man who worked in the Research Bureau at one point should have documents and be able to prove his credentials. That shouldn’t be a toxic question and impossible. Unless, he has buried it, because it makes him look weak and not as intellectual as he wishes to be. The President always want to be right and be the teacher. Maybe, his just a KRS-ONE, instead of a Professor X. Who knows, right?

We are now over the middle of September 2020. This means it has gone close to a 1,5 month since the lawyer petitioned the Electoral Commission. The Electoral Commission answered a few weeks later and the letter from the 3rd September leaked today to the public on the 21st September. This means, the EC and the authorities have no plan of making them public. Like they do with the other opposition candidates.

If they could just use a minute to release the Bobi Wine credentials. It should be super easy to have the man who has stood for elections and had to be verified every 5 years. They should have copies upon copies in their achieves. There should be documents and credentials going back to 1996 or 2001. The President should have certified copies there.

Unless, he has dropped all those, because he wants to bury his past. Trying to make himself legendary by digging all his past into the ground. If not ensuring the institutions he went to deleted his and burned his past work. God knows right?

For a man that has ruled since 1986. It is weird that this is so hard to get a copy. That the Electoral Commission and the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) isn’t able to produce more than a fragment of a court order from 2018. That is like dropping nothing and intending to not release it. Because, the authorities and the state are wavy about how the public will react when they see the real deal.

The President wants to be a man of wisdom, but these sort of actions isn’t wise. It only proves that his hiding something. That he has some skeletons in his closet. If it was nothing… then it would have been released yesterday. Just like all the letters where the President micro-manage and directs others to do his bidding.

It is not a sign of strength, but a sign of weakness when your hiding this. The public deserves better, but the man of the ages is afraid of releasing this. It might show he sucked in in the sciences or had to retake a class. Maybe he never finished the studies in Tanzania? Who knows?

But… something is up. We just don’t know what. Peace.

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