Senegal: Idrissa Seck’s unwavering supporters in presidential bid


Though their relationship is not any extra, Seck has a lot in frequent along with his former mentor, Abdoulaye Wade. Earlier than coming to energy in 2000 after almost 30 years as a member of the political opposition, Wade agreed to function minister of state in Abdou Diouf‘s unity authorities twice, in 1991 and 1995.

Alternating between alliances with the bulk and the opposition is one other alternative Seck made. In 2013, he withdrew from the ruling Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) coalition after supporting Macky Sall within the second around the earlier yr. He then rejoined the camp of the present president in November 2020.

Though he justified it on the grounds of his patriotic obligation to help a rustic within the throes of an financial disaster because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this misunderstood initiative led to the departure of senior members of his celebration, together with Déthié Fall, his vice-president. Worse nonetheless,

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