Senegalese Interior minister maintains Feb 24 as election date

Friday, February 08, 2019

Elections will go ahead as planned, says Senegalese minister of the Interior following the comments of Ex-president Abdoulaye Wade to postpone the presidential election slated for 24 February 2019.

Aly Ngouille Ndiaye, the Interior minister in charge of the elections informed the media that the presidential elections will go ahead as planned.

“Already with the 6,683,043 registered voters,

96% took their voters’ cards; 244,000 remain to pick their voters’ cards. There are 6,919 polling stations countrywide. We have sent 300, 000 voters’ cards to the diaspora.”

“We respect former President Wade, he is an elderly person. He has contributed in the national development of the country. We give him all his dues. We will protect always the security of the country.

All necessary measures have been taken to ensure a peaceful election. Nobody can interrupt the election,” he emphasised.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Boun Abdoulaye Dione has told TFM that security is guaranteed during the campaign. He added anyone who disturbs the peace after the elections will face the full force of the law.

“I am optimistic that my candidate Macky Sall will win with landslide victory because he has achieved a lot in infrastructures, water, electricity and several other areas.”

Already 3.6million voters have signed their supportfor President Sall during the nomination.

“Some candidates cannot fool the electorates, Macky Sall’s achievements can speak volumes,” he said.

Meanwhile, most of the Senegalese politicians and human right activists have condemned Ex-President’s Wade’s suggestion, saying that the election should be held as planned.