Ivory Coast Prime Minister has died at 61
Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the Ivory Coast Prime Minister has died. This was announced by the President of Ivory Coast, President Alassane Ouattara.
The Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara made a statement that the nation was mourning over Coulibaly’s death on Wednesday afternoon, 8th July, 2020.
In his statement:
“I pay tribute to my younger brother, my son, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was, for thirty years, my closest collaborator.”
Amadou Gon Coulibaly had been chosen to run as the ruling party’s candidate in this year’s October presidential election.
He undergone health check-ups in France which he returned only after two month. He was examined on 4 May at the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital where the doctor prescribed that he take few weeks rest.
President Ouattara, tweeted:
“I salute the memory of a statesman, of great loyalty, devotion and love for the Fatherland. He embodied this young generation of Ivorian executives of great skill and extreme loyalty to the Nation.”
Je salue la mémoire d’un homme d’Etat, de grande loyauté, de dévouement et d’amour pour la Patrie. Il a incarné cette jeune génération de cadres ivoiriens de grande compétence et d’extrême loyauté à la Nation. pic.twitter.com/55QkrrZOr3
— Alassane Ouattara (@AOuattara_PRCI) July 8, 2020