Article made by our correspondent Fatou Dieng from Dakar
This Sunday, November 21, 2021, a huge crowd answered the call of the mayor of Mermoz Sacré-Coeur Barthélémy Dias for his inauguration ceremony initiated by his opposition companions. Candidate for mayor of the city of Dakar, a city strategic on the political level, his inauguration was long awaited by his supporters and his supporters. He must now defend the colours of the “Yewwi Askan Wi” coalition for the next local elections on 23 January 2022.
They came in excess to applaud their candidate, the pimps of the mayor of Mermoz Sacré-Coeur did not want to miss this inauguration ceremony. The favourite candidate was nominated by the other members of the “Yewwi Askan Wi” coalition on Sunday, November 21.
Under the applause of a conquered crowd, the head of the majority list, Barthélémy Dias called his teammates who wanted to be invested to join him for the triumph of their coalition.
“I pledge with you, young people, men, women and adults, to take up this collective challenge for the triumph of our coalition on the evening of January 23, 2022. This will only be possible with the commitment of each and every one of us. Every voice counts. Let us not neglect anyone. Above all, let us be generous to all our fellow citizens and remain attentive to their concerns. The time of investitures has passed, Choosing does not mean excluding. The time of unity and cohesion has rung. Let’s avoid division and work together in the same direction to achieve our goal. The main thing is to win in all 19 municipalities. Above all, to win the city hall of Dakar,” said Barthélémy Dias.
For the candidate invested in the conquest of the town hall of Dakar, the gravity of the hour could not begin their commitment and their determination to meet the challenge of these local elections. “I am committed to continuing all the great projects initiated by Khalife Ababacar Sall for the exclusive benefit of the people of Dakar. But the gravity of the moment cannot diminish our commitment and determination to meet the challenge of these local elections”.
Moreover, although this inauguration of Barthélémy Dias is of particular importance, other candidates were invested the same day by the Yewwi Askan Wi coalition. There are 19 of them. An event held at the Grand Yoff (Dakar) field on Sunday 21 November.
The leader of Pastef-Les Patriotes Ousmane Sonko, the former mayor of Dakar Khalifa Ababacar Sall and the other members of the coalition also made the trip to support their comrades.
Note that this unprecedented meeting has drained a crowd of activists and supporters just two months before the municipal and departmental elections to be held on January 23, 2022.