Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan of Ivory Coast has tendered his resignation, Monday, days after the sudden death of the Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly; President Alassane Ouattara’s preferred predecessor.
The resignation which according to a top aide to the President, Patrick Achi, had been tendered since February was for “reasons of personal convenience”.
“The president of the republic would like to pay tribute to a great servant of the state [Duncan], a man of duty and commitment,” Achi said to reporters.
The development has further unsettled the ruling party’s quest to finding a suitable replacement candidate since the president’s formal announcement that he would not stand for a third term in office.
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