- President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly of Côte d’Ivoire
- President Buhari said that the death of Coulibaly has created a void not only in the West African country, but also in the continent as well
- Buhari said that Coulibaly's leadership style left so much to be admired about him
The death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly of Côte d’Ivoire has caused deep pain and sadness to the Francophone African nation and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mourning Coulibaly's recent death, President Buhari, on his official and verified Twitter handle said that the late prime minister has left a void not only in the country, but also in West Africa.
Buhari noted that Africans both within and outside the West African nation looked up to the leader while he was alive.
Nigeria's number one citizen said that the late prime minister's "leadership, political and business acumen, working in support of President Ouattara, epitomize the success story of the economy and the return of peace and stability after the crises Cote d’Ivoire passed through."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ivory Coast had been thrown into mourning following the death of Coulibaly. He was 61-years-old.
Coulibaly passed away on Wednesday, July 8, after attending a cabinet meeting. The secretary-general in the presidency, Patrick Achi, disclosed this in a statement.
Coulibaly's death leaves his political party four months to nominate a successor after the prime minister was picked by the president of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara to succeed him.
Before his death, the deceased was nominated by the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace party as its presidential candidate back in March.
The unfortunate passing of the Ivorian prime minister is coming less than a week after he returned from a two-month medical trip to France. Coulibaly has been travelling to the European country to receive treatment after he had heart surgery in 2012.
Coulibaly before his appointment as prime minister back in 2017, served as an agriculture minister from 2002 to 2010 and secretary-general of the presidency from 2011 to 2017.
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