Ivory Coast PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly 61 Is Dead – Newspot

Ivory Coast Prime Minister and ruling party's candidate in the October 2020 presidential election Amadou Gon Coulibaly, wearing a protective face mask, delivers a speech to members of the government upon his arrival at Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport after "recovering" in France following heart problems in Abdijan on July 2, 2020. (Photo by SIA KAMBOU / AFP)
Ivory Coast Prime Minister and ruling party’s candidate in the October 2020 presidential election Amadou Gon Coulibaly, wearing a protective face mask, delivers a speech to members of the government upon his arrival at Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport after “recovering” in France following heart problems in Abdijan on July 2, 2020. (Photo by SIA KAMBOU / AFP)

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was the ruling party’s candidate for October’s presidential election, died on Wednesday aged 61, the presidency said.

“I am deeply saddened to announce that Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the head of government, left us early this afternoon after taking part in a cabinet meeting,” Patrick Achi, secretary-general to the Ivory Coast presidency, said on public television.

Coulibaly returned to the West African country last week after a two-month absence for medical treatment for heart problems in France.

AFP

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