Under the leadership of Félix Tshisekedi, the facilitation mission of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) claims to be impartial and deeply committed to ensuring a smooth and inclusive transition in Chad. However, a group of Chadian opposition figures has initiated a petition seeking to disavow the Congolese President, accusing him of “deception” and “illusionism” in this endeavor.
Over the past weekend, a faction of Chadian opposition figures, led by Yaya Dillo, launched a petition to challenge the authority of Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi, alleging “deception” and “illusionism.” These accusations have been categorically refuted by Didier Mazenga, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Minister of Tourism and Special Envoy to the Chadian situation, acting in the capacity of a facilitator.
“We have worked closely with Chadian partners, engaged with the government, and all relevant stakeholders, including political parties and religious groups, in the process. We have placed great emphasis on supporting the facilitator throughout, and we have reached a consensus with all parties involved.
President Félix Tshisekedi himself visited Ndjamena, engaging in dialogue with all parties, including opposition parties that did not participate in the initial discussions. Yaya Dillo is well aware of our ongoing discussions and exchanges with him. So, everything is proceeding as usual. President Félix has presented a facilitation roadmap, outlining the period from his appointment to the upcoming elections scheduled for next October. This is the real situation, and the claims that President Félix is being contested are simply untrue.
President Félix has made it abundantly clear that he is here to support, not to issue directives, but to offer suggestions to ensure a credible process,” explained Didier Mazenga.
The situation in Chad remains a complex and evolving matter, with differing perspectives and concerns. The role of the facilitator, Félix Tshisekedi, in facilitating the transition process in Chad continues to be a topic of debate among the Chadian opposition, highlighting the challenges inherent in addressing a deeply contentious political situation.