Macky Sall’s dialogue appears to be anything but

According to the dictionary, a dialogue is a “discussion between two or more people or groups, especially one directed toward exploration of a particular subject or resolution of a problem.”

However, on February 26, 2024, during the first day of the convened dialogue by Macky Sall, before any discussions commenced, he announced his intention to introduce a draft general amnesty law in Parliament about the political demonstrations between 2021 and 2024.

On the second day, two sessions moderated by two members of his administration, Sidiki Kaba and Madior Fall, concluded that the presidential elections should take place on June 2, 2024.

When members of the Democratic Party, whose candidate was rejected by the Constitutional Council due to dual citizenship, accused, without presenting any evidence, two constitutional judges of being corrupted by Prime Minister Amadou Ba, Macky Sall immediately signed a decree halting the electoral process, thereby violating the constitution.

Almost two weeks after the Constitutional Council rejected that decree and ordered elections to be held before the end of his mandated term on April 2, 2024, the best date Macky Sall’s administration proposed was June 2, 2024, more than three months after the constitutional date of February 25, 2024.

Macky Sall often calls for peace while infringing on the rights of Senegalese citizens, who face brutal repression whenever they decide to voice their concerns or protest.

Many Senegalese citizens interviewed, including 16 of the 19 candidates selected by the Constitutional Council and members of civil society, oppose any form of amnesty and demand that elections be held before April 2, 2024.

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