Former minister and one of the main opposition leaders in Côte d’Ivoire Abdallah Mabri Toikeusse finally resurfaced on Sunday following his two-month disappearing.

Many people speculated that the act came about in light of the charges for conspiracy against the authority of the state brought against him in November.

However, Abdallah said he was in the country even though he stayed away from his own people.

“I was around in Cote d’Ivoire. What i know is that i was away from this house, i was far from my people,” said Abdallah

Abdallah has been under investigation since 6 November along with other opposition figures who staged a movement of civil disobedience before the October presidential election.

A vote which they boycotted and then went on to create the National Transitional Council supposed to replace the power of President Alassane Ouattara whose re-election into a third term in office they deemed as unconstitutional.