Nov. 7 (UPI) — Ivory Coast opposition chief and former prime minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan has been arrested for making a rival authorities after President Alassane Ouattara’s election victory.
Prosecutors are pursuing terrorism expenses towards greater than a dozen opposition leaders who boycotted the Oct. 31 vote, which resulted in a 3rd time period for Ouattara, who gained 94% of the vote.
The opposition leaders additionally introduced they had been making a transitional council, and have mentioned Ouattara is violating the structure by in search of a 3rd time period.
Ouattara has mentioned the approval of a brand new structure in 2016 restarted his mandate and allowed him to run once more.
N’Guessan served as prime minister from 2000-2003 underneath President Laurent Gbagbo.
In 2010 Gbagbo refused to concede defeat to Ouattara, resulting in a civil battle that killed about 3,000 individuals.
Greater than 40 individuals have died in clashes within the nation, which is the world’s main exporter of cacao, since August.
Ivorian police haven’t publicly confirmed N’Guessan’s arrest, however each N’Guessan’s spouse and a publicist have informed reporters he was detained Friday.