“Macky Sall, you are a minority in this country. You no longer deserve that I see you. I tell you: recess is over. When it comes to addressing the Head of State, Barthélémy Dias, the maire of Dakar, does not do in the lace. But his animosity seems to have increased in this return to parliament, and his statement, provocative and belligerent, is a bit like the inaugural session of September 12th. And too bad if there is breakage.
In a statement made public on September 13, the opponent thus called on the Senegalese to “invade the National Assembly” to express their opposition to a possible third term for Macky Sall, et this, on the return of the Magal from Touba. The day before, he had put on a show in the hemicycle, attacking the ushers from the start of the session and going so far as to snatch the microphone from one of his majority colleagues. Over the hours, the session turned into an open confrontation between elected officials and the police – the gendarmerie is the “166th deputy for Macky Sall”, quipped Barthélémy Dias.