Editorial

Editorial

Indeed, since the death in 1993 of the founding father of modern Côte d’Ivoire, the late President Houphouët Boigny, the 4 political leaders who have succeeded one another in the supreme magistracy of our country, have only been able to preserve peace, ‘he patiently succeeded in establishing.

With the advent of multiparty politics in 1990, to date, we have hoped in vain that our elders will make peace, or at least that they will create the conditions for lasting reconciliation to save Côte d’Ivoire . But the policy of revenge they have been waging for almost 30 years has opened a long period of crisis, punctuated by a coup in 1999, an armed rebellion in 2002, and a post-electoral crisis in 2011, which ended by more than 3000 dead.

The RHDP (Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace) in whom we placed our confidence in 2010, in the hope that it reconciles the Ivorians around the mother country, also disappointed once it came to power.

Under the governance of the RHDP, many Ivorians are forced into exile, while others languish in prisons without trial. The politics of ethnic catching up, of tribalism, the misappropriation of public funds, nepotism, favoritism, clientelism and the high cost of living, once decried by the current supporters of power, punctuate the governance of the ruling party.

The majority today are Ivorians to condemn the mismanagement of the current power and to conclude that national reconciliation has failed under the RHDP.

A few months before the presidential election, the war of positioning between Guillaume Soro, Alassane Ouattara, Henri Konan Bédié and Laurent Gbagbo is raging, and is once again favoring a harmful social climate. It is in this context that yesterday’s allies of the RHDP, once they have become opponents, are busy associating with “their enemy of yesterday” the FPI – EDS of Laurent Gbagbo, to drive Alassane Ouattara from power.

However, the mode of governance of the Ouattara regime which muzzles, gags, oppresses the opposition and the population, as well as the corporalization of the Constitutional Council and the Independent Electoral Commission, brings together the ingredients of a calamitous election in October 2020.

As we can see, there is no hope of lasting peace on the horizon.

The people are hostage to these parties and leaders in endless conflicts.

Faced with this situation of uncertainty, it is more than ever necessary that a new person, far from all these political chapels with conflicts, emerge from civil society to carry the torch of change at the next electoral deadline of 2020.

2020 should reveal a Leader, rigorous, wise, hardworking and above all unifying; a person whose election will generate a new and peaceful Côte d’Ivoire, for a reassuring future.

For this, L’ALTERNATIVE-CI by Seth KOKO, is the surest pledge to see the Ivory Coast rise from the ashes for a peace and a harmonious development.

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