At the National Council of Employers of Mali, the case between Mamadou Sinsy Coulibaly and Diadié dit Amadou Sankaré is still not settled. The verdict of the District Court that was expected today did not fall. However, the judges quashed the gracious order granted to Diadié, said Amadou Sankaré. Sankaré could appeal to the court of appeal. Observers are already saying that this bicephalism could have an impact on the country’s economy.
On 9 October, the president of the Court of Commune IV granted a «pardon order» to the office headed by Diadié dit Amadou Sankaré. This court decision allowed the latter to take control of the headquarters of the CNPM. On 13 October, the office of Mamadou Sinsy Coulibaly filed «appeals for challenge and retraction». According to counsel for both parties, the verdict this Friday is on these appeals. They point out that each of the two sides made their comments. Thus, they say, the court has the necessary elements to rule on this case.
According to legal experts, in such circumstances, the jurisdiction has two possibilities. It can find admissible «the appeals in challenge and retraction», and therefore proceed to the lifting of «the gracious order» of Diadié dit Amadou Sankaré. Or it can dismiss those appeals. In that case, it will open the way to an appeal to the Bamako Court of Appeal.
In the face of this situation, many observers believe that this division of Malian economic operators could aggravate the economic crisis in the country. Economists point out that this tug-of-war between outgoing President Mamadou Sinsy Coulibaly and the newly proclaimed Diadié said Amadou Sankaré could have huge consequences on private investment and recruitment in private companies that are of employers.