President Ouattara on Wednesday requested for extra time to consider the nomination, indicating he would announce his decision in a speech to the country on August 6.
I have heard messages from the a number birthday celebration structures, elected officials, and RHDP bodies as nicely as these from institutional presidents and ministers who have also contacted me directly. I take be aware of the resolutions of the political council and your request.
“I ask you to continue to have a idea for Amadou [deceased high minister] and to give me time for meditation and healing before giving you an reply very soon,” he said in a statement.
Earlier this year, the 76-year-old Ouattara spoke of paving the way for a new generation to lead. His high minister and preferred successor Amadou Gon Coulibaly died of cardiac arrest until now this month.
The opposition has been towards the president’s push for a 0.33 term. Ivory Coast is due to keep elections on October 31, and the electoral fee has promised a honest election.