“He is capable, affable and helpful when he wants to be. And in politics, he discusses with all the camps. This whitewashed Senegalese personality, whose address book rakes wide, does not dried up no praise for Macky Sall’s new prime minister. And yet, the same source makes no secret of his own affinities with one of the main opposition leaders.
Senegal: Amadou Ba’s team, between surprise arrivals and irremovable ministers
When we met him in Dakar, at the beginning of December 2021, not far from local elections that have been postponed many times, Amadou Ba made no secret of it. “I talk to everyone,” he summed up, assuming contacts across the political spectrum. A valuable mediator profile for President Macky Sall, at the end of a busy electoral year – legislative elections followed the local ones – and as the presidential election of February 2024 looms. Had he not, in another life, been the superior of Ousmane Sonko, the radical opponent from, like him, the tax administration?