“Ouattara will not be the next president…” declares Soro Guillaume

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“Ouattara will not be the next president…” declares Soro Guillaume

We are a few weeks away from the presidential elections, and political actors of all stripes are on their feet to make their ideals triumph on the evening of October 31, 2020. The former president of the national assembly, Soro Guillaume made a recent outing where he has shown its willingness to block Alassane Ouattara during this presidential election.

On August 06, the President of the Republic, Alassane Ouattara announced his willingness to run for the presidential election scheduled for next October.

Following his announcement, several political actors seem to have been outraged, as many of them have called for demonstrations across the country in recent weeks.

The former president of the National Assembly and former right-hand man of the President of the Republic, Soro Guillaume, has decided to block Alassane Ouattara's project, which is to run for a 3rd term.

In a statement released on Sunday, Guillaume Soro, also a candidate for the next presidential election, indicated that ”that by virtue of articles 55 and 183 of the Constitution of November 8, 2016, and by virtue of the uninterrupted legislative continuity of the principle of the limitation of presidential mandates to the number of 2, of the Constitutions of the 2nd and 3rd Republic, Mr. Alassane Dramane Ouattara, who ends his second term on October 2, 31, is no longer eligible for a presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire ”.

The former prime minister under the then regime later said that“Alassane Ouattara will not be the next president of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire”.

For Soro Guillaume, “The investiture ceremony is illegal, illegitimate and dangerous”. Guillaume Soro subsequently argues that “The ceremony held on Saturday August 22, 2020 in Abidjan by Mr. Ouattara and his white-hot supporters constitutes a further challenge and outrage against the Ivorian Nation”.

Note that Guillaume Soro, in exile in France for several months, was sentenced by the Ivorian judicial authorities to 20 years in prison. He is being sued for money laundering in the case of his residence which he bought more than three years ago.

This article appeared first on: https://www.afrikmag.com

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