5 March 2007

Senegal: Dansokho And Niasse React to Wade

Amath Dansokho in his reaction dismissed Wade's accusation which were made at the Presidential Palace on Thursday,. "Wade is a coward to say that I Dansokho had sold plots of land in the zone of the airport and had a hand on the sum of 17 million Franc Cfa of the town of Kédougou of which I was the mayor', remarked Amath. He said Wade is a sweet talker.

He said that Wade is fond of contradicting himself.

On his part, the candidate of the Coalition Alternative 2007, Moustapha Niasse said he is convinced that there are flaws in the election well before the day of the poll. The leader of the Alliance of the forces of progress (Afp) did not want to comment on the scores because as he put it, there are no matches because Abdoulaye Wade did not win the elections.

At a press conference on Friday March 2nd, at the head office of his coalition, Moustapha Niasse dismissed the Chinese passports scandal and the acquisition of his house, in response to the attacks of Abdoulaye Wade. He said the secretary general of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) have programmed victory two years ago; that a politician and natives of Keur Madiabel, Kaolack, mid-west of Senegal disclosed that people started voting from lists to which they did not have access.

By these mentioned practices he asked: "how can one face a leader who makes invectives, which seeks to make one dirty? I will not give him importance. I think of the young people whose votes were diverted", Said Niasse. Niasse added that 26 diplomatic passports were sold to the Jonas Savimbi's family.

Moustapha Niasse disclosed that Senegalese diplomatic passports were made available to the children of Jonas Savimbi, the late rebel leader f of Angola . He concluded that there are confidential documents supporting his claim.

On a malicious tone, he disclosed that the operation occurred in an almost clandestine way. The former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Senegal under the regime of Abdou Diouf, on the issue of the Chinese passports, said this was governed by a decree which exists since 1996.

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