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In Senegal, the opposition coalition, Yewwi Askan Wi organized Sunday, November 21, a large political investiture meeting of 19 candidates from the 19 communes of Dakar. One way to present them to voters in the capital. This authorized meeting drew a crowd of activists and sympathizers two months before the municipal and departmental elections to be held on January 23, 2022.
With our correspondent in Dakar, Thea Ollivier
For long hours, the activists arrived in waves on the ground which was transformed into a political arena. Dressed in white and green, all came to support Barthélémy Dias, the Dakar candidate of the opposition coalition Yewwi Askan Wi ”(“ Free the people ”).
« Reinvent » Dakar
This is the case of Insa Mané, activist of the African Patriots Party of Senegal for Work, Ethics and Fraternity (Pastef). “ He did a great job, even in his commune. He helps a lot of people. He is engaged. It inspired the confidence of the population “, he believes.
Acclaimed by the crowd, Barthélémy Dias spoke, outlining the outlines of a city in Dakar that he wants “ reinvent » : « This election is decisive. This election is the first round of the presidential election of 2024, for those who do not understand that the third term is not authorized in Senegal ”.
« You see what’s going on here in Senegal »
In the stands were several personalities of the coalition including Khalifa Sall, former mayor of Dakar, or Ousmane Sonko who comes to Ziguinchor. In his speech, the leader of Pastef rejected the charter of non-violence proposed by representatives of the Muslim brotherhoods: “ Everywhere in Africa, the awakening of conscience is now being expressed. You see what is happening in Burkina Faso, you see what is happening in Mali, what is happening in Guinea and you see what is happening here in Senegal ”.
Opposite, the main competitor is Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, Minister of Health and head of the list of the majority coalition, Benno Bokk Yakaar.
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