Ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales has pleaded with citizens of Bolivia to allow him to return only to complete his term as President and resign.
Morales spoke in an interview with Aljazeera correspondent in Mexico said he will resign his candidacy aspiration and only complete his last term.
He also expressed his displeasure living outside his home country and said he is seeking legal ways to enable a return to the country unharmed.
“I can’t be outside of the country. I’m used to being with the people as a union leader, president, doing work,” said Morales, who has accused his opponents of conspiring against his government.
“I miss it (Bolivia) a lot. I’m looking for a legal way to go back and be with the people as they resist the dictatorship, the coup,” added Morales.
Morales who until Sunday, was the longest standing Leader in Latin America was forced to seek asylum in Mexico on Tuesday for security purposes.
Following his declaration that he had won the October 20 election, nationwide protest erupted demanding his resignation.
Morales didn’t step down until November 10 after an audit carried out by the Organization of American States (OAS) cited that there were irregularities in the elections.
Also, the Armed Forces announced that it had taken the side of anti-Morales supporters thus forcing Morales to flee the country.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday Senate Leader Jeanine Anez declared herself interim president after claiming that all the next in line had resigned.
She also debunked claims that she carried out a coup stating that “Evo Morales went on his own. Nobody kicked him out, “
Anez also assured Morales that he can return to the country but he will “answer to justice for electoral fraud”.
Morales used the medium to send a message across to Bolivians asking to complete the last two months of his tenure.
“I don’t know why they’re so scared of Evo, they don’t want me to participate; that’s OK, everything for life, for democracy. I retire my candidacy, but they should let me finish my term. Is that understood?” he said.