The move on Monday came as supporters of Guillaume Soro, a former rebel leader who has also been barred from running and lives in exile in France, filed his application to become an official candidate, too.
Ivory Coast's electoral commission has disqualified both men due to their criminal convictions, and it is unlikely that the Constitutional Court will clear their bids to unseat President Alassane Ouattara in the October 31 vote.
Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports.
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