The President of the Republic, HE Mr. Alassane Ouattara, took part as a candidate in the presidential election quality, to the solemn ceremony of signing the Code of Good conducted by the various candidates in the presidential election of October 25 under the auspices of the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Speaking on this occasion, the President of the Republic expressed 'its sincere thanks' to Mr Christopher Fomunyoh and his staff of the National Democratic Institute for their support to Côte d'Ivoire throughout the electoral process. To President Alassane Ouattara, NDI technical assistance as well as encouragement has enabled the development of the Code of Conduct signed by the candidates in the presidential election. The Head of State then translated his gratitude to Ms. aïchatou mindaoudou, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and his staff '' who worked with persistence and determination to promote reconciliation and social cohesion in our country. ''
or the President of the Republic, mediation initiatives and activities of good offices of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations helped create a climate of confidence conducive to the holding of credible elections in Côte d'Ivoire. In addition, the Head of State '' welcomed and congratulated all the candidates in the next presidential election have signed the Code of Conduct as well as those with the sign in the coming days. '' By this act, said the President of the Republic, taking Candidates' commitment before the whole nation to work for the good conduct of peaceful elections, democratic, free, open and transparent. ''
Through their signature, added the Head of State, the candidates come to indicate 'their full adherence to the principle of non-violence and decide to lead a campaign civilized in a spirit of brotherhood, loyalty and fair play. '' Finally, the Head of State invited the candidates who could not sign the Code on the occasion of this ceremony, to do so within the NDI to ensure our country fair and peaceful elections. For its part, the National Democratic Institute's Representative, Mr. Christopher Fomunyoh, revealed that the Code of Conduct is the result of intense consultations held between the candidates of Representatives Candidates themselves, civil society and all the Ivorian political class. He called on Ivorians to behave in a dignified manner to allow the country to enter into a new democratic era. After interventions, these candidates have completed the signing of the Code of Conduct. After the ceremony, President Alassane Ouattara has lent itself to questions of journalists. The feelings that animate after signing the Code of Conduct, the Head of State reiterated its intention to comply with the charter to promote elections allayed. For him, it is important to give a calming message to our fellow citizens after the trauma they experienced in 2010.
Regarding the absence of some Candidates signing the Code of Conduct ceremony, President Alassane Ouattara encouraged them to sign the Code as' their representatives worked on the document they also knighted. '' Regarding any discussions with the candidates of the opposition, the Head of State said that the key is to go to the Ivorians to present programs Government and balance sheets. As for him, he stressed that go towards his fellow citizens, as it did in 2010, to bring his message of hope and take stock of its actions. He and explain its program of 11,000 billion CFA francs presented Ivorians during the 2010 campaign, has enabled it to improve the lives of its citizens and achieve socio-economic infrastructure base, particularly in the fields of Education, Health, Drinking Water, Electricity and road infrastructure. On the withdrawal of the candidate Amara Essy of the race for the presidential election on the grounds that the conditions for a peaceful election are not met, the President Alassane Ouattara stressed that Côte d'Ivoire is in peace and security. He revealed qu'Essy Amara only confirms its intention not to run for the presidential election. For his part, the Head of State wished that Mr. Amara Essy he has proposed as Minister of Foreign Affairs to President Felix Houphouet Boigny, in 1990, maintains his application and go to the Ivorians to present his Government program. Finally, President Alassane OUATTRA stressed that its priority is peace, security and well-being of Ivorians.
By Service Presse