The leader of Pastef, Ousmane Sonko, spoke with a firm tone about a possible third candidacy of the President of the Republic Macky Sall on the occasion of the demonstration organized by the Movement for the Defense of Democracy (M2D) Friday, June 11, 2021 at Place de la Nation. For him, the Head of State will not be able to be part of the candidates in 2024. If the president persists in trying to force, Ousmane Sonko is convinced that Macky Sall will be the only one responsible for the chaos that will settle in the country.
The debate on the third candidacy of the President of the Republic Macky Sall came back on Friday, June 11, at the rally organized by the M2D to demand the release of persons detained in the context of the demonstrations of March 2021. The MP and opponent, Ousmane Sonko, took the opportunity to warn the head of state against any attempt to participate illegally in the next presidential election in 2024. “If he (Macky Sall) wants to be a candidate (in the presidential elections of 2024), he will have to step on our bodies […] There is only one Senegalese who will no longer be a candidate in this country and that is Macky Sall.”, said the main Senegalese opponent under the applause of the young people present at the demonstration.
Ousmane Sonko thus maintains his position on the candidacy of the President of the Republic Macky Sall. The Head of State, for his part, continues to remain in ambiguity arguing that he will not say “yes or no” to a participation in the presidential election of 2024. The fight waged by Ousmane Sonko as well as the activists of all sides and all political leaders against this too much mandate of the President of the Republic should make the tenant of the palace back or not. Case to be followed!