France urged to intervene in Ouattara’s third term bid


French President Emmanuel Macron has been urged to intervene on Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term in October’s election – which his opponents say is unconstitutional.

Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro has told President Macron in a letter that “Ivorians have noticed France’s deafening silence” on the matter.

He said France had hailed Mr Ouattara’s initial announcement that he would not seek re-election but had been quiet after the president accepted his party’s nomination for a third term.

Mr Soro and former President Laurent Gbagbo have been barred from vying because of their previous convictions.

Mr Soro was convicted in absentia in April 2020 of embezzlement and money laundering, while Mr Gbagbo was sentenced in absentia in November 2019 for the “looting” of a local branch of the Central Bank of West African States.



Source link

Share this:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related

Thomas Partey elated with Atletico Madrid first La Liga win of the season 

Sports News of Monday, 28 September 2020 Source: Ghana Soccernet 2020-09-28 Partey celebrates the victory with his teammates Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey is happy Atletico Madrid started off their La Liga campaign with a heavy win against Granada on Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano. The Rojeblancos recorded a 6-1 win over Granada with goals from […]

Western Togoland ‘independence’ and road blockades

It is very important that people of the Volta Region and Ghana treat today’s blockades on major roads leading to the region and the call for Western Togoland independence with extreme caution and suspicion. By national security structure and protocol, what happened could not have happened without the prior knowledge of government, national intelligence (BNI), […]

Man nabbed for robbery and causing harm

The Denu District Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old Korshie Atitso and on a lookout for three other accomplices for robbery and causing harm at a house located in Kpogedi, in the Ketu South Municipality. The arrest followed calls from the community that the suspect and his gang attacked a house at dawn ostensibly to […]

Global COVID-19 cases exceed 33 million

Confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 33 million globally, with over 997,000 fatalities and more than 22.9 million recoveries, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday, the Chinese mainland had recorded 85,372 cases, with 367 asymptomatic patients under medical observation. The death toll in China stands at 4,746, including 105 fatalities […]