Ruling Party Affirms Support for Amadou Ba’s Presidential Candidacy in Senegal

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With only 10 days remaining before the presidential elections on March 24th, media reports were circulating about Amadou Ba, a candidate who seemed to lack strong support from the ruling coalition that designated him, with a campaign struggling to gain momentum.

However, a meeting of the ruling party’s leaders, the Alliance for the Republic (APR), convened on Wednesday, March 13th, aimed to reaffirm confidence in the majority candidate.

Around a hundred APR executives participated in this meeting called by President Macky Sall. It served as an opportunity to “rally the troops,” as one participant summarized, and to “urge everyone to support Amadou Ba’s candidacy.” This clarification was also reflected in the statement issued following the APR meeting.

Concerned about the country’s stability, the leaders, activists, and supporters of the APR are called upon, as stated in the communiqué, “to resume political and electoral work” in support of the candidate of the broad presidential majority, Amadou Ba.

In recent days, statements from some ministers had cast doubt on their support for the majority candidate. Some sources even suggested delays in campaign budgets and materials being released, and there were rumors of the possibility of changing candidates midway through.

This clarification should provide some clarity in the remaining 10 days before the presidential election and help rejuvenate a campaign that had been slow to start on the side of the ruling coalition.


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