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Cote d’Ivoire : Opposition parties calls on AU, ECOWAS to postpone election

 

Few days to the upcoming Ivorian elections, the Coalition of opposition party in the country has called on the African Union and Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) to respect the constitution and put an end to serious violation of human rights by the Government.
The Coalition is also calling for the postponement of the elections and also an end to illegal third term.
The President of L’ ALTERNATIVE-CI and the presidential candidate for the election in Cote d’Ivoire, Mr. Seth Koko, the spokesperson of the opposition parties stated this while briefing Journalist in Abuja.
Speaking at the briefing, the spokesperson of the opposition party noted that the incumbent President, Alassane Dramane Quattara is a candidate for an unconstitutional 3rd term.
The group therefore called on the United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS to rapidly develop effective cooperation to commensurate with the gravity of the situation in Cote d’Ivoire in order to prevent the escalation of violence and protect the lives of civilians populations.

“By virtue of the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, in particular it’s Chapter 6 relating to the peaceful settlement of disputes and it’s Chapter 8 relating to Regional Agreeenents, we call on the various bodies to look into the situation”.
Koko called for the dissolution of the electoral body, while stating that a transition government should be set up to conduct fresh election in the country.

The opposition group is also calling for the immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested during peaceful demonstrations against the President unconstitutional candidancy for third term.

“The opposition parties in the country have no confidence in the current electoral body. The opposition would make the country ungovernable for him, if he insist on holding the Presidential elections”.

 

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