Guillaume Soro, former president of the Ivorian National Assembly and declared candidate for the next presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire, is embarking on another national reconciliation project with one of Ivorian political leaders: Charles Blé Goudé.
« I will go and see Blé Goudé in the name of the necessary forgiveness that must govern our hearts. I will go see the comrade in the name of the indispensable reconciliation. I’ll go and see Blé Goudé, this friend with whom we suffered yesterday’s prison. One thing at a time ! The time for forgiveness has come, « the former Ivorian prime minister wrote on his Twitter account.
A statement following the mission carried out late last week by the former Minister of Communication Affoussiata Bamba Lamine and member of his party to Charles Blé Goudé, in residence in The Hague. Main point of the discussions, the reconciliation between the « sons of the country ». « I came to bring him a message from his brother Guillaume Soro (…) that he returns home, his place is in the country. President Gbagbo’s place is in Côte d’Ivoire, « said Bamba Lamine.
« I will go and see Blé Goudé in the name of the necessary pardon that must govern our hearts, I will go see the comrade in the name of the indispensable reconciliation, I will go and see Blé Goudé, the friend with whom we suffered yesterday’s prison. the time of forgiveness has come. «
A logic in which is also included Charles Blé Goudé, acquitted in January of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, as well as former President Laurent Gbagbo. « I remain faithful to my line: Ivory Coast is a whole that needs all (…) especially at a moment as uncertain. We can have different ideas but which are not necessarily different but which become complementary « , prescribed the leader of the young patriots.
Côte d’Ivoire is preparing for the 2020 presidential election, which observers say is at risk because of the many upheavals on the political scene. The Rassemblement des Houphouétistes for Democracy and Peace (RHDP), the ruling coalition, has lost its main ally, the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI) of the former head of state Henri Konan Bédié who decided to leave the platform.
The invectives are multiplying on the other hand between actors of the power and those of the opposition. As for the head of state Alassane Ouattara, he has still not revealed his ambitions for the upcoming elections, increasing the uncertainty around the poll.