Prime Minister Amadou Ba has finally broken his silence after being accused by the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) of having corrupted judges in the process of validating candidacies to the Constitutional Council. In an interview with Jeune Afrique, Amadou Ba believes that “these accusations are completely unfounded” and that “history will firmly reestablish the facts”.
Despite the ire that these accusations have aroused, Amadou Ba says he is “rather lucid in nature” and “serene”. As if to say that these events did not affect him in any way. The Prime Minister also recalled that it was not he who filed an appeal against Karim Wade.
As a reminder, Karim Wade was excluded from the presidential race after an appeal filed by candidate Thierno Alassane Sall with the Constitutional Council. The latter had provided documents proving that the son of former President Wade (2000-2012) was still French at the time of filing the documents. Even if the document recording the renunciation of dual nationality was published before the official publication of the list of candidates, Karim Wade is accused of having lied in his sworn declaration.