Dakar, July 16 (APS) – The chairman of the High Council of Local Authorities, Ousmane Tanor Dieng, said "Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., at the Blaise DIAGNE international airport" , announces the presidency of the Republic. in a statement.
On this occasion, the statement said, Head of State Macky Sall "will pay tribute to the nation to the late President Ousmane Tanor Dieng, before accompanying him to his last home in Nguéniène, his homeland." department of Mbour.
He will be buried Wednesday, afternoon, with his late father at the family home.
Tanor Dieng body elevation took place this Tuesday in Paris, in the presence of a delegation led by Interior Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye and his counterpart Serigne Mbaye Thiam (water and sanitation), he learned the APS.
Ousmane Tanor Dieng, appointed president of the High Council of Local Authorities of Macky Sall, directed this institution from 2016 until his death in France, where, according to his follow-up, he was receiving treatment for months.
He was adviser to the first president of Senegal, Léopold Sédar Senghor, then cabinet director of Abdou Diouf, successor to the latter.
Ousmane Tanor Dieng was the minister of State of Abdou Diouf in charge of presidential affairs, who had assumed the position of head of the PS after the defeat of this political party in the presidential elections of February and March 2000.
The candidate was not successful in the presidential elections of 2007 and 2012, Ousmane Tanor Dieng, leader of the Socialist International, became an ally of Macky Sall.
He supported him in the second round of the 2012 presidential election and was one of his most important allies in the presidential election on February 24.