Interpellation of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Le Drian, by Pr. KOUDOU Kessié Raymond, Former Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to France and Israel
According to Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, there is a democratic process in Côte d’Ivoire, appreciating the new Constitution would be interference, and if President Ouattara wished to represent himself, it is his freedom. choice.
By these words, the Minister does not show any lofty view especially when he refrains from mentioning the violation of the Ivorian constitution regarding the desire of Mr. Ouattara to run for a third term.
But in addition, one wonders if Minister Le Drian is really well founded in evoking the notion of non-interference. Pure hypocrisy. Yesterday, Mr. Macron, in welcoming the word given by Mr. Ouattara not to stand for a third term, was he interfering or not?
Was it in the name of non-interference that Mr. Sarkozy threatened President Laurent Gbagbo and gave him a few days to leave power? Was it in the name of non-interference that Mr. Sarkozy boasted of having freed Gbagbo and installed Ouattara in power in Côte d’Ivoire with weapons of destruction of many lives?
Mr. Minister, the weakness of African states in the face of the firepower of yours does not give you the right to despise them. Please our countries deserve a little more consideration because you owe them a lot.
Unfortunately, it is indeed because of the interference of your country that Côte d’Ivoire is now experiencing this great decline in democracy and freedoms and risks once again sinking into an electoral crisis even more serious than the previous.
There is still time to warn, tomorrow it might be too late. Côte d’Ivoire no longer wants macabre accounting, nor does it want to count its political prisoners and exiles. Deaths, prisoners and exiles because of your interference, that’s enough!
Prof. KOUDOU Kessié Raymond
Former Ambassador of Ivory Coast to France, Israel.
In exile because of your interference.