Tuesday , September 27 2022

Last chance for Khalifa and Karim


On Monday, after an expectation that lasted more than 14 ticks of the clock, the Constitutional Council published the provisional list of presidential candidates on February 24. Macky Sall, Issa Sall, Ousmane Sonko, Idrissa Seck and Madické Niang were selected to participate in the February 24 survey. The other twenty candidates were retrieved by the seven wise men. Karim Wade and Khalifa Sall are part of him. A decision that the supporters of these two candidates do not accept.

The week after the publication of the lists, the demonstrations were extended to the capital. Khalifistes burned tires on strategic roads, rolled up and even burned Dakar Dem Dikk (DDD) buses to protest against the invalidation of their mentor's candidacy. At the same time, an appeal was submitted to the Constitutional Council to question the wise men's motives regarding the inadmissibility of the candidature of the mayor of Dakar.

According to Pope Oumar Sakho and his colleagues, Khalifa Sall can not be eligible because, according to articles 27 and 31 of the Electoral Code, the former deputy has lost the right to vote. An argument that does not convince Khalifa Sall supporters who believe that the decision of the Constitutional Council is political and emanates from the executive who wants to eliminate serious competitors.

Meanwhile, Karim Wade supporters have kept up to date events to put pressure on the Constitutional Council. The only output registered in the coalition "KarimPresident2019" comes from Oumar Sarr, who felt offended by the invalidation of Karim Wade's candidacy for the same reasons as Khalifa Sall. "It's Ma Tey," he lamented a few minutes after the provisional list was published. Lawyer of Wade Jr. He had also announced a "political and judicial" response, but so far there seems to be nothing. Perhaps they expect the final decision of the Constitutional Council to wait on Sunday January 20 to organize the response.

It should also be noted that candidates such as Serigne Mansour Sy Djamil and Malick Gakou have not yet been declared defeated. This means that the publication of the final list of candidates expected this Sunday at 00:00 may cause the political chessboard.

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