Khalifa Sall, a candidate that the Constitutional Council has raised despite appealing its representatives to confirm his candidacy for the Senegalese presidential meeting on February 24, 2019, is being sought by opposition candidates in recent days.
In addition to Issy Hall of the Unity and Rally Party (PUR), Idrissa Seck, Oumane Sonko and Macdick Niang visited the former Dakar mayor at Rebeuss Prison; where he lives for two years, as part of the embezzlement of public funds of 1.8 billion CFA francs from the Dakar mayor's cash.
All of these candidates promised to release him after being elected on the evening of February 24, 2019. But according to Les Echos, who quoted the source close, Mr. Sall has not promised anything. "All the mayor told them he would first deal with the base because he was not alone in deciding," reveals a close friend.
This race for him to gain his support gives Chalíf Sall a dilemma. Overall, his position will be unveiled in the coming days.