Home | News | General | Ivory Coast ruling party mulls third term bid for Ouattara
US hails Taiwan-Somaliland diplomatic ties, as China kicks
Abdullahi Ganduje makes truth a casualty in proxy war with El-Rufai

Ivory Coast ruling party mulls third term bid for Ouattara





Kindly Share This Story:
Ivory Coast ruling party mulls third term bid for Ouattara
Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara addresses participants of the “G20 Investment Summit – German Business and the CWA Countries 2019” on the sidelines of a Compact with Africa (CWA) in Berlin, Germany on Nov. 19, 2019. (John MacDougall/Pool via AP)

Leaders from Ivory Coast’s ruling party agreed at a closed-door meeting late Wednesday to press President Alassane Ouattara to seek a third term in October’s presidential election.

This follows the sudden death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, two sources said on condition of anonymity. “All options are on the table, including a new candidacy for President Ouattara,” AFP reports the ruling party’s executive director, Adama Bictogo, as saying.

Ouattara announced in March that he would not stand for re-election after 10 years in office and designated his closest ally prime minister Gon Coulibaly, as the RHDP party’s candidate.

Gon Coulibaly’s death on Wednesday, less than a week after he returned to Ivory Coast from an extended medical leave in France for heart issues, left the RHDP scrambling to choose a replacement.

A formal leadership meeting is in the works ahead of the July 31 candidate submission deadline.

The election is expected to be the most hotly contested since 2010 when Ouattara’s victory over Laurent Gbagbo sparked a brief civil war in which 3,000 people died.

Africa News

Vanguard

Kindly Share This Story:

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM: General Visit website



Loading...

view more articles

About Article Author

Chuka (Webby) Aniemeka
Chuka (Webby) Aniemeka

Chuka is an experienced certified web developer with an extensive background in computer science and 18+ years in web design &development. His previous experience ranges from redesigning existing website to solving complex technical problems with object-oriented programming. Very experienced with Microsoft SQL Server, PHP and advanced JavaScript. He loves to travel and watch movies.

View More Articles

100 Most Popular News

1 2 Displaying 1 - 100 of 129