Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire—The Ivorian Workers’ Party,
which won four seats in the new National Assembly, Friday expressed
indignation against the international community for its
misinformation campaign against Cote d’Ivoire.
The party’s first secretary, Francis Wodie, called on
international community to fully play its role and turn away from
anything different from its line of action and objectives.
He also referred to the European Union’s decision to
its financial co-operation with Cote d’Ivoire, until fresh
elections including all the candidates are held.
The Rally of Republicans’ leader, Alassane Dramane Ouattara, was
disqualified to run in the presidential and parliamentary elections by
the Supreme Court for
doubts on his Ivorian nationality.
Democracy will not be sustained by ceasing to provide money to the
country. Far from it, Wodie said in a statement, adding that it is
in the international community’s interest to assist and support
the democratic game
that is even more difficult in Cote
d’Ivoire, since the authorities are willing to play the game
sincerely by respecting the rules.
We would like to draw the attention of non-member states and their
leaders to the detrimental effects of such a policy and the
outrageously unfair nature of this whole campaign which deviates from
the requirements of international co-operation, if understood and
practised in a healthy manner, he added.
He called on
all the parties to pursue the democratic dialogue,
conduct negotiations with the best of intentions and find real
determination to achieve solutions that are mutually beneficial to the
States and the people.
Let us build democracy together, here and elsewhere, in the
interest of all, both within the States and in relations among States
so that the international community becomes a real community in the
service of all and not of a few, he said.