Activists and supporters of the EPI and DABA party of Kadiogo showed up in large numbers on Thursday to rally behind their preferred presidential candidate for the Burkinabé election, Eddie Komboïgo, a wealthy accountant standing for 2014 ousted president Blaise Compaore’s Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) political party.
The impassioned Eddie Komboïgo however stated that, if elected, promises to begin with national reconciliation — in which he will bring back the 2014-ousted president Compaoré to take part.
Many people present at the rally felt inspired and hopeful. Zoubga Ramatou, a CDP party voter, shared her stance on the charged momentthat, Eddie is someone who knows how to plan and has democracy in mind. He’s someone who can bring people together. When he is elected, there will be security.
Other promises Komboïgo made to his following include economic recovery, improving the education sector and an end to the anti-jihadist insurgencies — a trending campaign topic in the country which has seen the loss of thousands of Burkinabé lives to violence from Islamist extremists in the last few years.