The ruling party of the Ivory Coast on Wednesday urged the country’s president, Alassane Ouattara, to present his presidency, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, for a third term, which is prohibited by the constitution, following the sudden death of the prime minister and candidate of the formation .
The decision was made after a meeting in the city of Abidjan, led by the executive director of the Houphouetiker for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) group, Adama Bictogo, who had been in favor of considering this possibility in the past few days.
“After the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was our candidate, President Alassane Ouattara is the person we are supposed to represent in these elections,” he argued, according to the Ivorian newspaper ‘Fraternité Matin’.
He emphasized that Ouattara RHDP would guarantee victory in the first round of the presidential election scheduled for October. Although Gon Coulibaly’s death put his name on the table again, the president has not spoken about it.