President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast has been nominated to seek re-election for a third term.
BBC reports that this new development occurred as a result of Ivory Coast’s ruling party RHDP has officially nominated Mr. Ouattara.
So far, Mr Ouattara’s response to the party’s decision was that, he would announce his decision in a speech to the nation on 6 August on Wednesday, stressing that he needs more time to consider the nomination.
While making comments in a statement, he said, “I have heard messages from the various party structures, elected officials and RHDP bodies as well as those from institutional presidents and ministers who have also contacted me directly. I take note of the resolutions of the political council and of your request.
“I ask you to continue to have a thought for Amadou deceased prime minister] and to give me time for meditation and recovery before giving you an answer very soon,”
Meanwhile, Mr. Ouattara has another angle to the scenario, which obviously is in regard to his latest decision.
According to the 76-year-old Ouattara his concern is for a new generation to lead.
Ivory Coast is due to hold elections on 31 October and the electoral commission has promised a fair election.