Burkina Faso coup leader Lt. Col Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba has been sworn in as president.
Paul Henri Damiba vowed to uphold the Constitution of the country.
He said “I swear in front of the people of Burkina Faso and on my honour, to preserve and respect, to uphold and defend the constitution, fundamental acts, and the law, to do everything to guarantee justice for all the inhabitants of Burkina Faso,”
He added “Our country has always been strong during storms. That’s why these tough times must be for us an opportunity to get to better horizons.”
In addressing the nation after the oath, Damiba paid tribute to the security forces and the population facing threats.
The military leader, Damiba who took control of the coup is now the president sworn in.