Ivory Coast: Charles Konan Banny announced his ambition for 2015 presidential election.

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Charles Konan Banny

The former Ivorian Prime Minister and ex-governor of the Central Bank of West African States, Charles Konan Banny announced his candidacy for the nomination of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI) for the 2015.

On 10th December, The former Prime minister Charles Konan Banny informed by letter the former head of state Henri Konan Bedie, president of the PDCI, his desire to “be invested as a candidate of the PDCI for the 2015 presidential election ” in Côte-D’Ivoire.

“I want Ivoirians to vote for me as a candidate of PDCI in the presidential elections because the PDCI is the largest party in Côte d’Ivoire and it must participate in the presidential election. It is obvious.” wrote Charles Konan Banny in his letter.

His ambition is contradicting the president of PDCI and
former head of state Henri Konan Bedie. In September, he called PDCI members and Ivoirians to support the candidacy of Alassane Ouattara in the presidential election of October 2015.

The former governor of Central Bank of West African States, Charles Konan Banny was in 2006-2007, the Prime minister of a national unity government under former President Laurent Gbagbo. In 2011 he was nominated by Ouattara to head the Commission of Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation to reconcile Ivoirians.

Charles Konan Banny was born on the 11th November, 1942 at Divo (Republic of Côte d’Ivoire).

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