“On November 3, 2020, I was at home, in Abidjan. The presidential election had just taken place, the official results were due shortly, and we had already announced that we did not recognize them. The day before, the opposition – of which I was a member at the time [Mabri Toikeusse a annoncé début septembre qu’il réintégrait le parti présidentiel] – had proclaimed the National Transitional Council (CNT). We all had to meet at Henri Konan Bédié to give it content and structure it.
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I was about to set off when I was informed what the former president’s house had been surrounded by police. I tried to contact his protocol and security services. No one picked up. I then tried to reach Maurice Kakou Guikahué, the executive secretary of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI). No success either. I then understood that I should not go there.