“Côte d’Ivoire invites us to take a different path. I invite you to take this path with me. I have decided to run for the next presidential election. I want to be the link between all Ivorians. It is with these few words that Marcel-Amon-Tanoh officially announced his candidacy for the presidential election next October, during a press conference held in Abidjan on Wednesday. “I have a vision for my country. I have a program for my country, ”he also said.
Break with Ouattara
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, he had chosen to break with Alassane Ouattara last March, after the appointment, on March 12, of Amadou Gon Coulibaly as candidate of the Rassemblement des houphouetistes pour la democratie et la paix (RHDP) during a ceremony he boycotted.
On Monday, Marcel Amon-Tanoh directly addressed President Alassane Ouattara in a message on social networks, the day after the national tribute dedicated to Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who died on July 8. “On the political level, the current context is marked by a constitutional vacuum which must not last,” wrote Amon-Tanoh in particular, judging moreover that “the republican debate has given way to pre-electoral calculations and questions of interest general have been relegated to the background ”.