Vloggers and avatars are in a no hold barred duel for the control of Ivorian social media since the infamous “Chris Yapi”, a cyber spy who knows more about the backrooms of President Alassane Ouattara’s palace than anyone could imagine, hinted late last week that former First Lady Simone Gbagbo may have been dealing in secret with the regime that "overthrew" her husband 10 years ago.
For months, "Chris Yapi" or "Nathalie Da Silva" has been scouring the web with shocking information aimed at exposing the inner workings of the regime in Abidjan, and not once, the enigmatic avatar has neither been thwarted nor suffered the wrath of the country's intelligence services.
Little did he know that figures were lying in wait in the muddy pool of activists and cyber spies, until his veiled attack on the former first lady.
"Guedi de Guedi" a prominent Vlogger has gone berserk. He made his treat clear and loud; live this past Sunday 02/08/2020.
According to the named Guedi, Chris Yapi is a very close acquaintance to former Ivorian rebel leader Guillaume Soro.
He also threatened to reveal his identity to the World Wide Web if, from now onwards, he insinuated anything about an Ivorian political triumvirate untouchable by anyone. "I am the knight in shining armour standing guard at the gate of Simone, Laurent and their son Charles. They are sacred. If you touch them, I will spare no one, including the PDCI (Parti démocratique de Côte d’Ivoire). I will have no choice but to divulge your identity to the world".