Ivorians has reacted to news that President Alassane Ouattara will not run for a third term in the October 2020 presidential election.
The announcement was received well by legislators and the youth in the West African nation region. Some see this as good decision by their President.
“I think it’s a good decision, the president is wise, he thought a lot before making this decision. You know, in Africa, very often when we talk about a third term, it leads to unsettlement. So the president has thought about it, he also has his advisers, so appearing before the nation today and making his point, I think he knows what he has done”, Jean-Luc Kouassi Koffi, a student said.
Oumar Diabaté, thinks ‘‘it’s a very good idea and it’s a good initiative on his part because he has done a lot for Ivory Coast, he’s built roads and other infastructural facilities. We all know that and I think it’s time for him to make way for the new generation.”
The October presidential election will be a key challenge for Ivory Coast as anation. The country’s 2010 elections ended in violence between political rivals that left 3,000 people dead.