Senegal’s ex-president urges presidential vote boycott
Government spokesman says former leader’s comments irresponsible
By Alpha Kamara
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone
In a radio broadcast on Friday afternoon on Walfagiri TV, Wade says the youths of his Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) should even attack polling stations to stop voting.
"We members of the PDS, will not participate in the elections,” Wade said in a radio broadcast. “I am therefore calling for a total boycott or even attack some of the stations to disrupt the election. Under the current circumstances, the polls will not be free, fair and transparent."
Government spokesman Seydou responded on national television condemning Wade and said a quick action must be taken.
"The former president’s utterances are unacceptable. He is not a candidate in this election,” said Gueye. “Calling for people to disturb the process is an
Wade led Senegal from 2000 - 2012
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