opinionBy Soulayman Mboob
This is the first time in the history of politics in SENEGAL that the press is invited to a press conference at midnight at the airport. The Senegalese President ABDOULAYE WADDA greedily hunting for The Nobel peace prize visited President ROBERT MUNGABE in HARARE a visit without any protocol because of non formal invitation from the Zimbabwean government, but Mugabe seized the opportunity to retaliate from Wada's 2002 unceremonious attacks by humiliating him.
Everybody knows how important and worthy is to have a Nobel prize ,and that is why Senegalese president is running against the clock to have it before retiring .
In the late sixties President SENGHOR played the same game and lost because of the bombardment of Bissau by general amadou bella ly over border land dispute.
In 2002 when Mugabe came to power ,President Wada accused him of manipulating and mistreating his opposition ,therefore will never have his support to back what he called 'such presidents union'. All south African leaders were so mad and since then reserve from dealing with the Senegalese leader.
Why then he is insisting on being a mediator which was declined in several occasions by the Zimbabwean regime, but Wada insisted firmly till the Government spokesman recently declared that everybody was welcome to come and he then rushed and got the hit.
On Thursday evening a communiqué from the Senegalese president's office invited the press at midnight for a press conference, very unusual and what wade could not retain till the next day or the next cabinet meeting?
He was afraid to be hijacked by his local press who was not aware of the outcome of the mediation but could catch it later.
He successfully reach his goal but unfortunately it did not last ,the reality is that Mugabe told him in presence of hundreds of delegates that:
"ZIMBABWE would not accept unhelpful parallel initiatives outside the southern Africa development community (SADC) to resolve his country's crisis."
Without any protocol warm welcome offered to a head of states Wada left insulted, headed home to manipulate the press.
It is the second major SENEGALESE head of state humiliation after almost four decades when senghor went to Italy and received spoiled potatoes on his face, returned back home one journalist GABRIEL JACQUES GOMIS outlined it and was sacked from office the next day and sent to TAMBACOUNDA.
Now the funniest part is how WADDA can urge others to consult their opposition while his own opposition cannot have a frank talk with him for several years.
Charity begins from home, why didn't he go to meet the ridiculous CASAMANCE rebels and settle his own problem before interfering with international affairs.
We as sons of SENEGAL at home or abroad we are demanding the international community to never give that honorable distinction to economic criminals like ABDOULAYE WADDA and YAHYA JAMMEH.
His son mismanaged ONACI funds ,summoned by the opposition to testify ,he is retaliating by firing the speaker of the house from his party and now asking MP's to sign impeachment petition against him.
Wada has created an unprecedented favoritism in the government and the public sectors ,playing with the sensibility of Muslim tarikhas,it is obvious that his government reached his deadline like the JAMMEH"S one and they need to disappear.