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Buhari Mourns Ivorian PM, Coulibaly

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Amadou Gon Coulibaly

Ganiyat Ganiyu

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly.

Coulibaly who was a candidate for the country’s October Presidential election died on Wednesday in the city of Abidjan.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement titled “President Buhari mourns Coulibaly, Ivorian Prime Minister” said the President expressed grief over Coulibaly’s death. 

The statement said the Prime Minister, who died in the line of duty at a Cabinet meeting, left behind a void not only in his country but also in the West African subregion which had looked up to him as an emerging leader for the new times.

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”His 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.

”May God bless his soul and further unify the country and its people,“ the statement added.

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