If the presidential election is the meeting of a man and a people, as the Frenchman François Bayrou said in 2007, Malick Gakou is determined to meet his people, in Senegal. On November 13, the opponent was officially invested by the Grand Party, its formation politician, to represent him in the 2024 election, in front of several hundred supporters. “I am the candidate for national harmony and social peace. And I will become the fifth president of Senegal, ”says Malick Gakou from the outset to JA.
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Macky Sall’s former trade minister is the second personality from the main opposition coalition (Yewwi Askan Wi) to have formalized his participation. Before him, Ousmane Sonko, the president of Pastef, had taken his comrades by surprise by declaring himself in the stride the announcement of the results of the legislative elections. And before the latter is Khalifa Sall who, although stricken with a sentence of ineligibility, had made known his intention to be a candidate in 2024 in an interview granted to Young Africa in December 2021. “The more the opposition presents credible candidates, each capable of winning more than 15% of the vote, the more it will be able to beat the government candidate in the second round”, estimates Malick Gakou today, while Macky Sall still maintains the vagueness about his intentions.