And what we were afraid of happened. The young man in his thirties, Ibou Diop, just lost his life after the clashes between the young people of Benno Bok Yakaar, in power, and those from Party Pur.
Looking at the images, we realize that it was intifada and direct clashes between the opposing parties. And it did well. Unfortunately, advances and everything that reminds of a great deal of delinquency.
Journalists were physically attacked.
And we did not see the interventions of the defense and security forces, or the immediate arrest of intruders. Even if these police forces arrive after the scene, it is important to draw all the lessons to be done to prevent such events happening again.
On the side of most, President Sall particularly drove this violence and put it all on the back of the opposition that called for violence.
Everyone in any case knows that Puru activists have never asked for violence, but their leader, Issa Sall, has explained that appropriate security measures have been taken.
We believe that solutions will never be found if different political staff do not recognize their share of responsibility for what is happening.
When Pastep's siege in Dakar was thrown away, President Sall clearly warned his supporters that he would be tempted to pour out violence overhauled with his leadership. That was good.
But yet he had violence in Saint-Louis without reacting to the force camp.
However, it is important to note that private security militias are visible in most convoy candidates. And their goal is to ensure the safety of the leader and the persons accompanying him, but also to provide the necessary response in the event of an attack.
This means that we keep the security of candidates for private individuals who are not necessarily experts. And letting violence settle in the countryside.
This seems to be denied by Pear's campaign directory, which says in a statement released yesterday "Take the testimony of the national and international view that Interior Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye sabotages the election process by minimizing the safety of opposition candidates."
In this document Pur claims to have been attacked by Tambacounda by members of BBY and regrets that & # 39; Their candidate suffers from sabotage that seriously hampers the normal course of their (their),
It therefore seems important for candidates to surround the security necessary for a good campaign. They are all on the same basis because they are presidential and are right to be elected.
Therefore they must benefit from careful protection and their activities sufficiently secure to prevent slipping.
The deployment of security elements to oversee the activities of candidates is a republican and democratic requirement and is imposed on the authorities.
We can not let the security privatize. It's a blank check for those who want to cause trouble.
In this regard, territorial administration, in particular Prefect, may prevent candidates from organizing political activities at the same location at the same time.
If itineraries and meetings and other caravans are arranged in different places and times, it may reduce the chances of violence.
Finally, violence must disappear from the politics. It is not permissible to apologize for violence by insulting and endangering opponents.
And if word violence does not disappear from political competition, we expect more slides of this kind with unfortunate losses of human life.