Tuesday, June 6

Senegal faces democratic crisis – Afrikajom –

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By Mustapha Jarju

Afrikajom Centre report has revealed that the neighboring country Senegal which was at the forefront in helping the Gambia to restore its democracy 7 years ago is currently faced with a democratic crisis and rule of law.

The launching of the report which took place at the African Princess Hotel in Senegambia, on Thursday, 11th May 2023 stated that the Democratic model of Senegal used to be a model of the gold standing of Africa, a model that inspired many African countries including the Gambia, and therefore call for all Africans to take the issue of Senegal very seriously.

“It is not only Senegal’s problem but is Gambia’s problem, is West Africa’s problem and African problem and the world’s problem, therefore, is our duty to ensure that Senegal used to be the beacon of hope in democracy. And good governance is been tested and we all have a part to play to make sure that we resolve this unfortunate trajectory,” said SalieuTaal, the President of The Gambia Bar Association.

However, the Chairperson of Afrikajom Centre, Fatou Jagne, added that it is important for people to talk about the stability of Senegal and why Senegal should remain to be the beacon. “We all know Senegal is surrounded by the ring of fire as all the countries in the Sahel region are in trouble.” she stated.

She Continued: “Senegal being one of the pillars of peace should keep being the reference in terms of democracy, human rights, and rule of law, for us to continue to hope for a better Africa.”

According to her, the first in the history of Senegal that in less than 1 year 9 months, precisely no one knows who the candidates are (for the coming presidential elections) the outing president or the incumbent Macky Sall has not said anything, and people don’t know if he is preparing election and leave honorably or do like Wade and leave the choice to the people of Senegal.

Madam Jagne Senghore continued that “Whatever happens in Senegal can also have some effect in the region especially in the Gambia and Guinea Bissau, and the stability of Senegal has a major impact on the stability of Gambia and Bissau, and we the Gambians need to support the democracy in Senegal, not because they supported us but also we have interest in it.”