President Jovenel Moise reminding Haitians in a brief televised address on Wednesday night that he is the elected president and anyone wanting the job will have to wait.
“During my 5 year presidency, no one, and I mean no one under any pretext can threaten the country’s interest. It puts the nation in danger,” Moïse said in a pre-recorded address.
“The government has to take every effort to create the conditions for peace to be established in the four corners of the country,” Moïse said.
“The government should take all responsibility to continue with the social appeasement projects in disadvantaged neighborhoods to improve people’s conditions,” he added.
Jovenel Moïse did not mention the PetroCaribe allegations in his speech of five minutes and 50 seconds.
He instead tried to project the image of a commander-in-chief in charge, while lecturing opponents about the merits of democracy and need for dialogue.