By dissolving Pastef and imprisoning Sonko, Macky Sall and his gang want to stay in power.
At the end of the national dialogue on Saturday, 24 June 2023, in Dakar, when asked by journalists about his presidential intentions for 2024, Macky Sall replied: "... there is a lot of excitement, it will be a free and sovereign choice which will be explained to the country and which will be assumed. Let's wait until after Tabaski...". The current President of Senegal had lost all touch with the reality on the ground, with the people. He didn't want to understand that the vast majority of Senegalese no longer wanted him as president. He didn't want to understand that his time was up, that the bell had rung, and that he had to leave the presidential palace through the front door. He was blinded by his lust for power. He was blinded by the bad advice of the corrupt gang around him who, for fear of losing their privileges, did not want Macky Sall to leave power.
As a result of our pressure, anger and disavowal, he reluctantly announced that he would not be standing in the presidential election in February 2024. He knew very well that by taking this decision, he would lose a large part of his privileges. He also knows that the majority of Senegalese are in favour of a change, not only of Macky Sall as head of state, but also of this whole gang of corrupt thieves who let foreigners plunder our resources and share the gains with them, provided that the latter help them to stay in power. Macky Sall now wants to pull the strings behind the scenes and is doing everything he can to ensure that one of his subordinates replaces him at the head of state. To this end, he has dissolved Pastef and imprisoned its leader, Ousmane Sonko. This leaves the way clear for the continuation of bad governance, corruption, theft and plunder. We, Senegalese patriots of integrity and goodwill, must once again categorically reject these illegal and unconstitutional measures that Macky Sall and his gang have taken against PASTEF and its leader. These measures are plunging Senegal into a very difficult socio-political situation. Sall and his gang are well aware of this and yet they are taking these risks:
- There will be riots, Macky Sall and his gang know it. They will answer for it in court
- Macky Sall and his gang know there will rebellious movements. They will answer for it in court
- There will be police blunders. Macky Sall and his gang will answer for it in court.
- People will be injured. Macky Sall and his gang know it. They will have to answer in court.
- People will be killed. Macky Sall and his gang know it. They will have to answer to the courts.
- Businessmen will suffer losses. Macky Sall and his gang know it. They will have to answer to the courts.
Since Macky Sall and his henchmen have decided to keep the country in chaos, corruption, mismanagement and prevarication, whatever the consequences, they will do everything they can to achieve their goals. We, patriotic Senegalese of integrity and goodwill, must also do everything we can to stop them.
- Macky Sall and his henchmen are going to block our access to the internet and social networks. We need to think about the alternative now. We have our traditional means of communication, which consist, for example, of transmitting coded messages using traditional instruments. Blocking social networks should not prevent us from meeting and expressing our disdain for these few individuals who think they are above all Senegalese.
- Throughout Senegal, we need to think about organising ourselves into small, autonomous groups that can either come together to form a large group, or break up as necessary.
- We must be prepared to carefully document all the abuses committed by the forces of law and order that will be sent after us. These documents will later serve as evidence in court against Macky Sall and his gang.
Senegalese men and women, let us no longer allow ourselves to be taken for a ride by foreign states plotting against black people. Not even through our elected representatives. This is a Senegalese challenge and a challenge for all Afro-Africans.