Mr Manu will lead the DUA delegation.
This will be the 1st presidential elections after the bloody post-election violence of 2010.
President Alhassan Ouatarra will stand for re-election against 10 candidates including for women.
Six of the candidates are independent and four are sponsored by political parties.
Cote d’Ivoire’s economy has seen positive improvements and turnaround and the security situation has largely improved.
The elections open at 7am and closes at 5pm. Ivoirians aged 18 and above with national identity and voters’ card are eligible to vote.
The provisional electoral list has 6,300,158 voters with 22,000 polling stations.