The presidential elections currently underway in the Republic of Ivory Coast has so far recorded electoral related violence in multiple polling stations across the country, according to multiple sources.
In the country’s capital, Yamoussoukro, voting centres in some parts of the city namely 200 Logements, Habitat, Assabou have been closed as a results of ongoing tension in the area.
In Bingerville, 5 persons have been injured in clashes that sought to prevent voting in the the Gbagba neighbourhood this morning. The injured persons were rushed to hospital and are responding to treatment, according to reports.
The situation in Cocody, Abidjan, is no different as it is being reported that the youth in the area are up against any voting as they are opposed to the president’s attempt at his third mandate in power.
The presidential election has Ouattara as a contender and his main challengers are former President Henri Konan Bedie and ex-Prime Minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan.
Ouattara, 78, was supposed to step aside after his second term to make way for a younger generation, but the sudden death of his chosen successor forced a change in plan and this has so far been the cause of tensions in the country.
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