Hundreds of supporters cheered on Saturday the return to Ivory Coast of Charles Blé Goudé, a key determine concerned within the violence that adopted the 2011 presidential elections.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, who earlier this 12 months pardoned his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo within the title of nationwide reconciliation, has accepted the return.
“In actuality after I was instructed to come back, it was frank, it was honest. That’s the reason I thanks right here in Yopougon, the Ivorian authorities for having facilitated (my return, ed.) amongst you. If I see you as we speak it’s due to them”, mentioned Charles Blé Goudé in entrance of a crowd.
Addressing supporters in Abidjan, Blé Goudé, thanked the Ivorian authorities for facilitating his return and mentioned his “responsibility” was to “assist the peace course of”.
“I’ve arrived, I’ll collect all the knowledge. On this identical place, we are going to maintain a political rally the place I’ll talk about all the problems. And because the press is right here, I ask them to come back in just a few weeks to a giant press convention the place we are going to talk about all the problems, I imply all the problems”, promised Blé Goudé.
The previous right-hand man to ex-president Laurent Gbagbo was acquitted of crimes in opposition to humanity by the Worldwide Legal Court docket final 12 months.