From: Mr. Mohamed Cisse
Ivorian citizen in Philadelphia
2511 S. 67th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19142
December 8th, 2010
To: His Excellency, Mr. Barak Obama,
The President of the United States of America.
Re: The political situation in Ivory Coast
Dear Mr. President,
Your Excellency, I'm writing this letter to you regarding the Ivory Coast situation.
As you know, on November 28th, 2010, the population in the Ivory Coast historically voted and made a choice for our destiny with big support from the United Nations Mission after long and difficult political and social crises. For the Ivoirians, the current extreme poverty and miserable life conditions are no longer acceptable.
We have voted for a new life but despite the misleading reality of the result of the election, the ex-president (Mr. Gbagbo Laurent) and his team are trying to manipulate our institutions to make life more traumatic for the population for only their own selfish needs. It is suppose to be the opposite; which would consist of an update and upgrade of the current institutions regarding a new expression and the orientations of the people. Instead, this is the beginning of a new drama for humanity and each continent and country will be a witness and also a part of this dark page in our history.
The victory of Mr. Alassane Ouattara cannot be denied by anyone and the UN Mission must be congratulated to have achieved this process with success, courage and determination.
By this letter I would like to say thank you to the United States for the promotion of democracy and also all the United Nation Departments for their actions about my country's situation. But a more dangerous moment is coming and looks inevitable for us; it will be again and again thousands of people to die for just a couple selfish people around Mr. Gbagbo like it was at 2000 when he first became president..
How many times will we, as a people, create this kind of drama for our country in the name of a stupid sovereignty but still ask for help from other countries to organize our elections? What sovereignty are we talking about? If the natural disasters can be understood because we have no control on it, for this event wherein we do have control, it is unbelievable to let this new dictator take a place in this 21st century and regret later the damages which will be very negative for all the world.
I am looking at you, Mr. President; the Ivorian Community here in U.S. are looking at you, Africa is looking at you, and the world is looking at you.
"Africa doesn't need strong men, but needs strong institutions." This sentence is from you and has become more useful for every young man in Africa. But the problem is that many of those men are using our institutions to kill us and destroy us. Why?
Your Excellency, I would like to express my admiration for the United State's population, the Government and all what you do and are still doing for our world.
My prayer is that this situation in my country can be stopped before it will be too late. The priority should be to help the people who are crying. But if something can be done now and right now, the priority will be to fight against poverty and the lack of availability of economic development for a better life.
I really hope that you will keep the pressure until the ex-president Gbagbo get arrested if necessary.
God bless America, God assist and help Ivory Coast.
Thank you respectfully
Thank you respectfully