Evacuated to Paris two months ago for follow-up care for his heart transplant, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly returned on Thursday 2 July on a presidential plane sent to pick him up. With four months to go before the presidential election, the prolonged absence of the man who will wear the RHDP colours in the election was beginning to be debated.
Gestures and movements were cautious as he descended from the plane on Thursday. It is a somewhat slimmed down and slow-moving Prime Minister who was greeted at the foot of the presidential jet by the Head of State Alassane Ouattara, the First Lady, many ministers, and relatives, greeted one by one by Amadou Gon Coulibaly with the tip of his elbow.
Amadou Gon Coulibaly left for Paris during the night of May 2 to 3, where he was hospitalized for the follow-up of a heart transplant he underwent eight years ago. It seems that things lasted longer than expected. In particular, he was given a stent in May.
But after two months of absence, the Prime Minister was smiling and obviously relieved. “You can all imagine how happy I am to be back home, back home. It’s been two months since I went to Paris for a medical check-up. This check-up had to be thorough, with a need for rest. And after this check-up and rest, I’m back in good shape. »
Amadou Gon Coulibaly thanked at length Alassane and Dominique Ouattara, his relatives, his collaborators and Ivorians in general. He said he had been kept informed of all that was happening in Côte d’Ivoire.
It remains to be seen whether Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the RHDP candidate in the October presidential election, will remain at the head of government and if not, when the reshuffle will take place.