The political dialogue that will start tomorrow thursday 10 october 2019 at the Cotonou Convention Centre is fuelling politics among political actors and scientists. Parties invited to this exchange do not have much leeway, says political scientist Nathanael Kitti, who believes that only President Talon is at the helm.
The political parties invited to the dialogue on 10, 11 and 12 October 2019 at the Cotonou Convention Centre will not be able to influence the course of the debates. At least that’s the opinion of the political scientist Nathanael Kitti. Received today on fraternity radio station, he believes that the format of a dialogue is not filled for
he says that when we talk about dialogue there is a format to be respected so that we consider the foundation that begins tomorrow as a political dialogue. “But look carefully, we want to dialogue and it is the government that chooses the agenda, it is the government that determines the object inscribed in the dialogue. So there is no room for the guests to discuss.” he observes. In light of these remarks, the politician asserts that this is an injunctive dialogue. “The government as we have followed it so far wants to give orders. Reoriented the dialogue so that it could go in the direction it thought”. He says.
Nathanael Kitti also deplored the fact that the dialogue was reserved only for political actors. According to him, for the animation of public life, it is not only political parties. There is to believe the animation of democracy through associative life. “You have NGOs, you have traditional chiefdoms, you have religious communities that take a stand on specific political situations; so you have to involve all of them,” he says. For humanscience, it is necessary to broaden the circle of participants in this dialogue because, he points out, what all Beninise are experiencing today is a problem of text like the penal code with liberticidal provisions that have restricted freedoms Public. But when it comes to public freedom, he says, it’s not just about political actors. These include journalists, teachers, shopkeepers, etc. of each beninese.. So the organizations that deal with this world there must also be associated with this dialogue so that (in the end we can get an applicable result,” he says.
For example, the politician believes that the parliament that is there suffers from legitimacy and should be sent back. But the issue is not mentioned in the items on the agenda, he laments. What led to the national conference still arises today. “those who are outside in exile will continue after the dialogue to challenge the regime and those inside to challenge the legitimacy of parliament. So what would this dialogue have led to?” he asks.