President Alassane Ouattara calls for peace in Côte d'Ivoire

The widely recognized elected president of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara has once again called on the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to step down saying he wants peace for his country.

Mr Ouattara told the radio service of the UN mission in the West African country, UNOCI-FM that in the past weeks citizens of Côte d’Ivoire have been murdered and women raped by foreign militia and mercenaries.

He said mass graves have been discovered.

He added that the defence and security forces did not get involved in these killings and for the most part, aside from the Republican Guard, they tried to protect the citizens.

“And I am not surprised by this behavior since, as perhaps you know, 63% of the barracks’ vote was for me on November 28, 2010. And today, more than 90% support me. But I want peace in my country. I seek a peaceful way out and that is why I insist and I ask Mr Laurent Gbagbo to leave. “

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