Mali’s interim President, Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister, Moctar Ouane have resigned. An aide to the Vice President said.
“The president and his prime minister have resigned. Negotiations are ongoing for their liberation and the formation of a new government.” Baba Cisse, an aide to Goita said in comments sent by the military to Reuters.
This comes two days after the duo were arrested by the military.
Colonel Assimi Goita, Mali’s interim Vice President on Tuesday revealed that he seized power based on the violation of the transitional charter by failing to consult him about the formation of a new government.
Goita, who orchestrated last year’s coup, promised the country’s elections would be held next year as planned.
The resignations came as a delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) visited Mali to press the military to back down.
Late on Tuesday, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delegation led by former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, visited Mali to mediate in the country’s political crisis and raised the possibility of sanctions against the officers responsible for the coup.