President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed sadness following the death of Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire.
The president expressed grief in a statement he titled “President Buhari mourns Coulibaly, Ivorian Prime Minister” and released through his spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
Buhari in the statement to President Alassane Ouattara and the people of Cote d’Ivoire noted that the Prime Minister, who died in the line of duty left behind a vacuum in his country.
He further stated that the Prime Minister also left a void in the West African subregion which had looked up to him as an emerging leader for the new times.
“His leadership, political and business acumen, working in support of President Ouattara, epitomize the success story of the economy and the return of peace and stability after the crises Cote d’Ivoire passed through.”
“May God bless his soul and further unify the country and its people.”