Africa Youth Parliament Mourns President Deby, Calls for a Functional Democracy in Chad
POLITICS DIGEST– Democracy Africa Youth Parliament, a 120 member African youth deliberative body affiliated to the United Nations has mourned the death of president Idriss Deby of the Republic of Chad.
This is contained in a condolence letter signed by the speaker of the parliament, Rt. Hon. Shamsuddeen Suleiman Kibiya and addressed to the Head of Government of the Republic of Chad.
The letter reads:
“It is with great shock that we received news of the sudden demise of H.E president Idriss Deby Itno who reportedly passed on due to injuries he sustained while leading his country’s brave soldiers in a fight against rebel forces.” The letter further added that “president Deby will always be remembered for his immense contributions and leadership in Africa’s war against terror.”
And in condoling with the government and citizens of the Republic of Chad, Rt. Hon. Shamsuddeen Kibiya said: “On behalf of myself, the Chadian parliamentary representative, and all members of Democracy Africa Youth Parliament, I write to formally condole with your government, the family of president Deby and the good people of Chad over this untimely death”.
Also in the condolence letter as made available to the press by a spokesperson of the parliament, Hon. Akan James, the parliament also appealed to the government of the Republic of Chad to work harder and “ensure that peace and security is restored in the country through an enhanced internal security architecture and the entrenchment of a fully functional representative democracy”.
The parliament believes that “the existence of a fully functional democracy is an important recipé for peace, good governance and a nation’s upward mobility”.