Cameroonian lawyer and activist, Barrister Akere Muna has applauded President Macky Sall’s decision not to run for a third term in Senegal’s 2024 presidential elections.
“Regardless, president Macky Sall has put his country before himself”, Akere Muna stated on Twitter.
He added that “Senegal thus continues to carry the torch of democracy in francophone Africa”.
Sall’s decision has been commended in and out of Senegal for having the nation at heart. Nevertheless, he has been criticized by some opposition leaders for not making use of the opportunity given to him.
Akere is not the only one who has showered praises for the president’s act on social media.
The African Union has also applauded the decision stating that the move “sends a strong signal of commitment to democratic principles and the rule of law.”
Critics have been fast to wish that a similar situations happens in Cameroon. Cameroon’s president Paul Biya has been in power for 40 years. He has won all elections and has been the only candidate standing for the ruling party, CPDM since becoming president in 1982.
Below is the speech of Senegal’s President Macky Sall, ruling out his candidacy for the 2024 Presidential election in Senegal
“There has been much speculation and commentary on my eventual candidature on this election. My decision, carefully considered…is not to run as a candidate in the upcoming election.
“Senegal is more than me, and is full of capable leaders for the country’s development,” he added
A man who puts his country first before anything else. Should this be an example for Cameroon?
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