Since the validation of the candidacy of Alassane Ouattara for a third term and the rejection of, among others, Guillaume Soro and Laurent Gbagbo – the opposition does not intend to remain silent about what it qualifies as “forfeiture”. This Saturday, the PDCI held a meeting in Cocody to condemn the political situation and organize the next mobilization of “civil disobedience”.
It is technical advice that quickly got the look of a meeting. At PDCI headquarters, political representatives from all districts of Abidjan met again to terminate the election on 31 October.
“I reminded you so you can see with us that the government is refusing to organize fair, transparent, inclusive and credible elections!”, Launches Courage Maurice Kakou Guikahué, executive secretary of the PDCI.
The party took the opportunity to put the first mobilizations for civil disobedience on track with the organization of a referendum meeting. “We are going to Houphouët-Boigny Stadium on Saturday 10 October 2020 to tell the whole world that Côte d’Ivoire does not agree with Alassane Ouattara’s third period,” continues Courage Maurice Kakou GuikahuéI.
The party authorities specify that they have not yet received permission for this rally at the stadium. But activists remain optimistic …
“What is planned are marches and peaceful marches,” explains Konan Lazar, one of the members of the PDCI Grand Council. There will be no weapons, no army … We are marching peacefully. In addition, we urge all our activists to refrain from breaking up. We just want to go and express our dissatisfaction ”.
With support from other opposition parties, PDCI ensures that it will be able to mobilize up to 250,000 people next weekend …
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The Minister of Agriculture, who attended the National Cocoa Days in Yamoussoukro, took the opportunity to warn those wishing to block transport following the recent call by the opposition for civil disobedience. Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumaniest at the microphone for our special correspondent, Stanislas Ndayishimiye,from RFI’s finance department. “If the farmer says: I will observe civil disobedience. That night when he can not find food, it is not the state that sends him the food! So I follow them to ask them not to trust all these statements, which probably will destabilize in our country.
Because when we are not happy, we do not have to burn tires on the asphalt to get the Ivory Coast to come and rehabilitate or build. When we are not happy, we will not break down police stations or even beat police officers who are committed to ensuring our safety. When we are not happy, we show it differently. Not with violence! And then I say to my peasant parents: We go to the polls if the opposition thinks it is in the majority that it is organized to beat and beat the candidate it considers formidable that it does not want to see. … ”