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Ivory Coast: Gbagbo’s Party Congress opens without Simone Gbagbo

Adama Bictogo was present …


As announced, the meeting of the constitutive congress of Laurent Gbagbo’s new party will actually be held this Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Sofitel Hôtel Ivoire in Abidjan. An act which officially marks the return of the former Ivorian president to the political arena without Simone Gbagbo but in the presence of an emissary from Ouattara.


Successful bet for the former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo. Its desire, expressed on August 9, during an extraordinary central committee, to come out of the long internal war of the Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI) to create a new party is in the process of being translated into action. The constituent Congress of this new party desired by Laurent Gbagbo officially opened this Saturday, October 16.

For two days, the delegates will work to give shape and life to this new instrument which will officially sanction the effective return of the former Ivorian president to the political arena. And the supporters of the former prisoner in The Hague did not want to be on the sidelines of this “historic event”. So they came in droves. So that to contain all these people, the organizing committee has set up a “congress village” in the village of Blockauss, not far from the Sofitel Hôtel Ivoire, in order to allow all those who do not have access to the room “live the congress live ».

Laurent Gbagbo’s allied parties and political friends also came from several African and European countries to support the birth of this new party. “Your priority in the struggle for the political and economic sovereignty of peoples in the face of neoliberal authoritarianism speaks to us”, declared Jean-Luc Mélenchon, president of France Insoumise, to Laurent Gbagbo.

At the national level, in addition to Henri Konan Bédié, president of the PDCI, who sent a large delegation, the Ivorian Head of State Alassane Ouattara was also represented at his meeting by Gbagbo’s new party. “The RDHP will not spare its relationship with the new party (…) President Ouattara asked me to come and support the new nascent party »Declared Adama Bictogo on behalf of the ruling party.

Simone Gbagbo… in Congo!

The big absent of this day will have been Simone Ehivet-Gbagbo, the former First Lady, who has always been like a political duplicate of Laurent Gbagbo. She flew this Saturday, October 16 for Congo where, according to her official facebook page, she is to give a conference on behalf of a Christian foundation called Olangi Wosho. Another proof that, since September 25, with the official launch of the Movement of Capable Generations (MGC), a so-called “citizen” movement of which “she is officially only the godmother”, Simone has broken political camaraderie with Laurent .

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