The son of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, Karim Wade, announced his imminent return to the country in January, he is vying for the presidency in the upcoming elections on February 25, 2025, and revealed his plans through an official statement broadcasted on three private television channels.
Expressing optimism for the future, Wade called for unity and reconciliation as essential pillars to confront the challenges facing the nation. In his declaration, he touched upon his enforced exile, a consequence of a six-year prison sentence by the Senegalese judiciary on charges of illicit enrichment. Wade conveyed his intention to return to Senegal, emphasizing his desire to contribute to the service of his homeland.
The return of Karim Wade marks a significant event in Senegal’s political landscape, poised to potentially reshape the dynamics of the upcoming 2025 presidential campaign.