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Ivory Coast Ruling party Throws Support for Ouattara to seek third term

Ivory Coast Ruling party Throws Support for Ouattara to seek third term
  • PublishedJuly 22, 2020

Ivory Coast’s ruling Party, RHDP, is encouraging President Alassane Ouattara to contest as its candidate for October presidential polls.

The Party’s unflinching support comes on the background  of the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was the party’s flag bearer for the polls. Coulibaly died a week after returning from France where he received medical attention.

In an interview with French broadcaster, RFI; the party’s executive secretary Adama Bictogo said the president was best placed to win and unite the party. Though Ouattara is yet to comment on the issue, Bictogo says he should accept the party’s position in order to avoid any fractures.

Recalled, Ouattara had announced his departure early this year when the party nominated Coulibaly as his successor. Coulibaly died due to cardiac complications at a cabinet meeting.

Coulibaly was buried after an eight-day mourning period. The funeral was attended by a number of leaders from the West African region.

In all Earnesty, do you think it is wise for President Alassane Ouattara to contest for a third term?


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