PRESS POINT FROM THE COALITION OF PLATFORMS AND POLITICAL PARTIES OF THE OPPOSITION RELATING TO POLITICAL DIALOGUE
On Friday, December 18, 2020, the Government invited the opposition parties to resume the Political Dialogue. The coalition of opposition platforms and political parties decided during a working session organized for this purpose on Sunday, December 20, 2020, to go to this meeting to:
Decide on the course of action for further work;
Recall his demands as announced by President Henri Konan Bédié during his address to the nation on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
The kick-off session for the political dialogue took place on Monday 23/12/2020, at the Prime Minister’s Office.
During his inaugural speech, the Prime Minister indicated that this political dialogue aimed to:
The adjustments to be made for a consensual CEI through the adoption of concerted measures allowing transparent and credible elections;
The creation of a peaceful political environment through fraternal consultation.
He also clearly indicated that there would be no taboo subjects and asked that the discussions be frank, sincere and marked with elegance.
In view of this promising framework made by the Prime Minister, the coalition of platforms and political parties of the opposition has decided to take part in the work in order to take into account his concerns. These include, among others:
broadening the discussion framework to all political actors within the framework of an inclusive national dialogue;
the re-reading of the organic law and the electoral code;
taking into account the judgments of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) on the CIS;
the release of political and military prisoners;
return of all political exiles headed by President Laurent Gbagbo, Prime Minister Soro Kigbafori Guillaume, Minister Charles Blé Goudé and Mayor Akossi Bendjo;
the cessation of proceedings against members of the opposition.
The coalition of opposition platforms and political parties reminds everyone of its attachment to democracy, dialogue and respect for the texts that govern our country, in particular its attachment to respect for the Constitution, our fundamental law.
She asks activists, supporters and the people of Côte D’Ivoire to trust her and to remain mobilized and listening.
Done in Abidjan on Thursday, December 24, 2020;
For the coalition of platforms and parties
Prof. Niamkey Koffi
of the PDCI-RDA secretary
permanent staff of the CDRP
Prof. Georges-Armand Ouégnin
President of EDS