The candidate failed in the presidential election of October 31, 2020, Mamadou Koulibaly reaffirmed the determination of the opposition political class to amplify the call for civil disobedience and expressed that the leaders did not afraid of being arrested and thrown in jail.
“Everyone, from the presidents of political parties, to the rejected candidates, we are ready, we are waiting to be arrested, to be thrown in prison”, said the founding president of Liberty and Democracy for the Republic (Lider) , Mamadou Koulibaly, in his weekly column “Thursday, it’s Koulibaly”.
For Mamadou Koulibaly, we cannot say that we are for civil disobedience and go into hiding for fear of going to prison.
“No. It is not possible. Going to jail as part of civil disobedience is part of the process of civil disobedience. It means that you refuse the established legal order, you refuse to play in the game of those who have violated the texts “, he explained, adding” the more we will be in prisons the more it will be said that civil disobedience has succeeded, civil disobedience has worked “.
“To unjust laws, no one is obliged to respect, to submit to them. From the moment you say this, you become, in relation to the one who dictates these laws, an outlaw and he will catch and put you in jail, “said Mamadou Koulibaly, adding that” he (Ouattara) must show that we no longer respect the laws because we followed him in the non-respect of laws. He was the first to break the laws.
He congratulated those who made the trip to the Houphouët-Boigny stadium for the opposition meeting on October 10 despite the obstacles. He took offense at the behavior of the security forces who prevented the activists from gaining access to the stadium by telling them that the stadium is full.
To those who ask for instructions, Mamadou Koulibaly wanted to be clear. “When we don’t want an election, we know what to do. We make arrangements so that there is no election. No matter where we are, we take the provisions so that there is not this election on October 31, therefore in 15 days “.
“Stop asking for instructions. Time is short. Now it’s action, action, action,” he finished.