For many in Senegalese democracy is under threat, why ? Well millions Senegalese especially the opposition believe President Macky Sall is intent on running for a third term in office. Hundreds of Senegalese in the Parisan Diaspora on Saturday to took to the streets to denounce President’s Macky Sall attempts at running for a third term.
Speaking to the press French-Senegalese teacher, Moulaye Aidara said;
“Because Senegal, as everyone knows, is a country that has not taken the same path as other countries in Africa. It is a country that has shown the world that it is a democratic country, that has chosen democracy as a concept where there have been two political alternations”
“Perhaps today we no longer want to talk about neo-colonialism, about France-Africa, we’re fed up, the French are fed up, the Africans are fed up. Today, we want democratic countries that take charge of their destinies and the destiny of their youth so that young people are no longer obliged to take a boat to come to Europe, to France”, added Moulaye Aidara.
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Opposition leader Ousmane Sonko came third in the 2019 elections and has since emerged as the main opponent of President Macky Sall.
“Politicians are put in prison every time they speak. Ousmane Sonko, in any case, there is a real cabal against him. Whatever he says, whatever he does, they put sticks in his wheels, we know very well what they want to do. They want to prevent him from running in 2024, and the Senegalese will not accept that”, concluded the French-Senegalese teacher.
Opponents and civil rights defenders claim that civil liberties in Senegal are coming under pressure in the run-up to the February 2024 presidential election.