Generations and Solidarity Peoples (GPS), Guillaume Soro's party, invested him Sunday as a presidential candidate on October 31 in front of several hundred activists in a hotel in Abidjan.
Members of GPS had submitted his candidacy on August 31 to the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) in Abidjan, while Guillaume Soro announced his desire to be a presidential candidate several months ago from France, where he has since resided. January.
Submission of the application to the IEC
"President Soro Kigbafori Guillaume, my president, your candidacy is carried by a whole people ready for the fight by your side, despite the fierce adversity imposed on you by the party in power," said Minata Koné Zié, one of the spokespersons of the party, which had submitted Soro's candidacy to the CEI.
“Our candidate is eligible for the next presidential election and he will win it. Let us unite our energies and our actions to impose democratic alternation in a democratic and prosperous country with President Soro ”, she concluded.
Pending the opinion of the Sages
Guillaume Soro, former president of the National Assembly and ex-ally of Alassane Ouattara, was sentenced in Côte d'Ivoire in April 2020 to twenty years in prison for "concealment of embezzlement of public funds".
In the opinion of many observers, however, there is little chance that the Constitutional Council will validate his candidacy when the courts have removed him from the electoral lists for this reason. The Wise Men, who have fifteen days to publish the list of validated applications, should give their response by September 15 at midnight.