- Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo has vowed to outlaw tribalism, racism and xenophobia in the country, believing that the move will foster respect among people.
President Gbagbo calls on Ivorians to adopt politics of 'tribal-free politics." He hails politics of development as the best.
He believes that tribalism is not a joking affair. Gbagbo describes the menace as an "unworthy game for people of the 21 century." He rules out the no notion that a single tribe can win an election in Cote d'Ivoire.
Cote d'Ivoire - a country shattered by a five-year civil war - is expected to organise general elections in few months time.
President Gbagbo utters the speech while on tour to Akoupe, 20KM North of Abdjan. Most of the settlers in the area belong to Akye tribe.
President Gbagbo calls on Ivorians to understand that elections are not fertile grounds for wars. Citing the political unrest in Kenya, Gbagbo wonders why some politicians will be prepared for war just because they lose the elections. He says people must understand that elections prevent wars.
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