Amadou Gon Coulibaly the prime Minister of Ivory Coast has passed away shortly after attending a cabinet meeting.
The candidate for this coming October presidential elections has been the people’s choice after President Alassane Ouattara declared he will not vie for the third term.
Mr. Amadou who has been out of the country following a heart surgery in 2012 had just returned from a two-month medical leave.
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Following his return, he made a statement expressing how ready he was to resume his duties and above all embark on building Ivory Coast.
His death has put the coming elections in a limbo as he was the future president to many already and game changer in the political arena.
President Alassane Ouattara mourned him describing him as a patriot who who was loyal to the country.
He continued by describing the 69-year-old as his closest collaborator terming him as his son.
“I pay tribute to my younger brother, my son, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was, for thirty years, my closest collaborator.” Said Mr. Ouattara.
Political analyst now believe the President will now vie for another term as the late Prime Minister was his hope and plan after stepping down.
Although he has brought economic stability to the country, the opposition claim he has not done enough to unite the people of Ivory Coast.