No fewer than 30 persons have been killed at the ongoing presidential election in Cote d’Ivoire.
This is coming barely after 9 to 10 years of what escalated to a civil war.
Recall that the present president, Allasan Ouattara won presidential election in 2010 but the then president, Laurent Gbabo refused to cede power, leading to 6-month war from October 2010 to April 2011, when Gbabo was captured and Ouattara fully assumed office.
The same has become of Ouattara, who has completed both first and second term and now seeks what the people have termed “unconstitutional” third term.
Tension is still high as his ambition is gaining weight, following his early lead in the already collated votes.