Ivory Coast’s Vice President, Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned from his position.
Duncan who became the vice president in 2017, “handed his resignation to the president on personal grounds on February 27.”
On Monday, the Chief of Staff, Patrick Achi said: “After several conversations, the latest of which took place on July 7, the president accepted (it) and on July 8 signed the decree ending Mr Kablan Duncan’s duties.
President Alassane Ouattara “would like to pay tribute to a great servant of the state, a man of power and commitment,” the statement added.
Duncan’s resignation is coming barely a week after the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.
Coulibaly was the candidate of President Ouattara’s party for the October’s presidential election.