76-year-old President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara has been officially nominated by the ruling party RHDP to seek re-election for a third term.
“I have heard messages from the various party structures, elected officials, and RHDP bodies as well as those from institutional presidents and ministers who have also contacted me directly. I take note of the resolutions of the political council and of your request.
“I ask you to continue to have a thought for Amadou [deceased prime minister] and to give me time for meditation and recovery before giving you an answer very soon,”
Ouattara on Wednesday said in a statement.
Ivory Coast is due to hold elections on 31 October and the electoral commission has promised a fair election.