Ivory Coast PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly Dies Aged 61: Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly died on Wednesday aged 61.
Ivory Coast PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly Dies Aged 61
Abidjan, Ivory Coast:
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was the ruling get together’s candidate for October’s presidential election, died on Wednesday aged 61, the presidency stated.
“I’m deeply saddened to announce that Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the top of presidency, left us early this afternoon after participating in a cupboard assembly,” Patrick Achi, secretary common to the Ivory Coast presidency, stated on public tv.
Coulibaly returned to the West African nation final week after a two-month absence in France to obtain medical therapy for recurring coronary heart issues.
He was introduced because the candidate for President Alassane Ouattara’s get together in early March, after Ouattara ended months of hypothesis and stated he wouldn’t search a controversial third time period.
“I pay tribute to my youthful brother, my son Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was my closest collaborator for 30 years,” Ouattara stated in a press release.
“I salute the reminiscence of a statesman, a person of nice loyalty, dedication and love for his homeland,” he added.
Following the closure of Ivory Coast’s borders as a result of coronavirus pandemic, Coulibaly — who had a coronary heart transplant in 2012 — travelled to France on Could 2 for medical care.
He acquired a stent a few week after arriving in France following an examination of his coronary arteries.
“I’m again to take my place by the facet of the president, to proceed the duty of creating and constructing our nation, Ivory Coast,” Coulibaly stated on arrival on the airport within the nation’s essential metropolis Abidjan final Thursday.
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