Abidjan: death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.  …

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Abidjan: death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly. 

He returned home last week (July 2) after a two-month absence where he went to receive medical treatment in France. 

He is the presidential candidate of the ruling Rally of Republicans party in upcoming polls meant to choose a new president as incumbent Alassane Ouattara leaves office after two terms.

“I am back home to take my place at the President’s side, to continue the work of development and construction of our country, Côte d’Ivoire,” Coulibaly said upon his return.

He had been part of a cabinet meeting this morning according to reports. His official Twitter handle posted messages lauding the efforts and leadership of Ouattara.

A translation of one read: “Having a vision does not mean adopting short-term policies but anticipating and planning development projects for decades to come, in order to ensure sustainable development.”