Soro,Old ally of Ivorian Leader, Warns of Danger Ahead of Ivory Coast
Few hours after his flight to Abidjan was diverted to Accra, Ivory Coast presidential hopeful and a former rebel leader,Guiliame Soro has warned of dangers ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
In a series of tweets after landing in Accra,Soro who was also former Speaker of Ivorian National Assembly expressed shock at the international arrest warrant issued against him by the government of President Alassane Quatarra as well as the banning of his flight from landing in Abidjan.
The politician declared that in the days ahead of next year general elections ,many may be killed and several imprisoned ,vowing that the struggle for democracy will be pursued without let of hindrance.
Rallying his supporters to remain steadfast,Soro warned that attempt to impose the incumbent on the people of Ivory Coast is unacceptable and will be resisted with all legal means.
Meanwhile,reports indicated that tension is mounting in the country as the headquarters of Soro’s party has been taken over by security forces even as government denied barring his plane from landing.
Trouble started between Soro and President Quatarra, both old allies,when the president insisted on running for third term in office. The constitution is already amended, raising tension across the country.
Soro had then pulled out of alliance with the president,forming his own party and announcing his bid to run for presidency.
The Ivorian leader,a former World Bank executive was enthroned in office after a bitter civil war that saw the forceful removal of former President Laurent Gbagbo.
He was then fully assisted by Soro who then controlled half of the country under his rebel movement.
Paris has however maintained sealed lips over President Quatarra alleged bid to sit tight in office. Worst still ,the arrest warrant for Soro was announced few hours before President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Abidjan three days ago,