Fresh reports have revealed that Chad’s prime minister has tendered in his resignation along with some of his government parastatals on Tuesday, a day after the country’s military leader had made an open announcement about the creation of a “government of national union” to chart the path to new elections.
Albert Pahimi Padacke who had also handed in his resignation at an audience with Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, on Monday had been sworn in as “transitional president,” Deby’s office said.
And Deby, who is a 38-year-old five-star general, had taken the helm in April 2021 after his father, Idriss Deby Itno, who had ruled for three decades, had been killed during an operation against rebels. Padacke, 55, served for 18 months under the younger Deby.
He had also been prime minister under Deby’s father, against whom he ran in presidential elections that took place just before his death.
In another report, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has announced that the stability of Republic of Chad and all the neighbouring countries which has been severely criticised is actually in the best interest of Nigeria.
The president made this known while speaking on Friday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving a special envoy which was sent from the transitional president of Chad, General Mahamat Idris Derby.
Presently, Africa Daily News, New York can confirm that Chad is holding a sovereign national dialogue and according to the special envoy, Mr Brah Mahamat Dallah, the outcome would be respected, and not tampered with.
President Buhari in a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, disclosed that relations between Nigeria and Chad transcended that of neighbours, as the late president, Marshal Idris Derby Itno, kept him constantly briefed on developments in the country before he died.