Senegal: Ousmane Sonko calls for “disobedience” and Rejects a Dialogue with Power

maryam lahbal
maryam lahbal
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Ousmane Sonko

The opponent, a presidential candidate scheduled for February 2024, again denounced Monday to the press what he describes as “judicial farces”. The leader of the Pastef party is due to appear on May 8 in his appeal trial for defamation, then on May 16 in the rape charges. But Ousmane Sonko calls for “civic disobedience against justice” and rejects any dialogue with President Macky Sall.

He had remained discreet for more than a month, but Ousmane Sonko returns to the charge. After analyses carried out abroad, the opponent claims to have evidence of an “assassination attempt” against him, on March 16, during a trip to court.

As new legal meetings approach, he says he is “persecuted by justice” and promises to “cope”, without specifying his watchword. “Justice has done us too much harm. We have decided to launch a campaign of civil disobedience vis-à-vis this justice. Because when justice is unfair, we no longer have the obligation to respect it and a fortiori to accept to play its game, ”launched the opponent.

As for the call for dialogue launched by President Macky Sall, for Ousmane Sonko, there is no question of it. “For what little we know, in this current format, it is a call for dialogue to liquidate and isolate Ousmane Sonko and the Pastef to break the opposition by giving everyone a candy. It is a dialogue to validate a third unconstitutional candidacy. Our generation can’t get into that deal, ever! »

In opposition, Khalifa Sall – another leader of the Yewwi Askan Wi coalition – and former President Abdoulaye Wade’s PDS have said they are ready to participate in political dialogue.

Maryam Lahbal

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