For the die-hard GOR (Gbagbo ou rien-Gbagbo or nothing) family, their man is at the hands of greedy and shady political figures whose sole purpose is to succeed him by making sure he never returns to his homeland.
Laurent Gbagbo, the firebrand political animal who revelled at the bully pulpit to galvanise his supporters has been missing in action. Silent since his acquittal, whilst his co-accused Charles Blé Goudé is making the round of media interviews.
"Indeed President Gbagbo has been suffering mental and physical abuse all day long in Brussels. This is the picture of a man who knows he is no longer in charge. He's told all his visitors about being in some kind of danger with this second wife, who, he naively thought was going to be an armour. We now know that she is worse than his jailers." Says J.B, a female supporter.
According to B.M, a social media personality: "Gbagbo fought in vain for people who aren't worth it. People close to him have been telling us he is doing very well, but we now see the cry for help in his body language. They wished he stayed away for their political future, but God willing, our supreme guide will soon be back to shame them all. We have information that the old man has been wearing the same coat and adidas trainers for months. They should be ashamed of themselves."
The ICC is yet to set him free, whereas presidential election will be held in three months back at home where he still have to deal with a 20 years custodial sentence for matters related to the bloody events of 2010. The political party (FPI) he founded with his wife Simone is split in the hands of scavengers. Will Laurent Gbagbo run for the last gig? Only God can save the GOR, who have been relentlessly accusing the other partner, Nady Bamba and her cronies of having plotted to wreck his household, the party and the image he built with blood, sweat end tears.
The medium is the message and revolutionaries always make sure to own it. Call it a propaganda weapon or a media weapon. What Laurent Gbagbo wants is to inform and involve his people...He is not silent! Didn't he once say: "I was surrounded by compromises, betrayals, mercantile alliances and duplicity. Of course my entourage was drowned out...It was easy to see. All around me, some were betting on my downfall and my survival at the same time."
Published By Claude B. Djaquis