Ivory Coast Court Convicts Top Pro-Gbagbo Security Officials

The opposition Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) is boycotting the upcoming October 25 presidential election, because it says the prevailing political and security conditions are not conducive for a peaceful, transparent and credible poll.

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo’s party is also split, according to FPI spokesman Boubakar Kone, who is rejecting reports Pascal Affi N’Guessan would lead the party into the election.

Kone says N'Guessan was disqualified from leading the party in the poll at an April meeting, “Mr. N'Guessan is no longer part of the FPI, so he cannot be our candidate.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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