Senegal Election: Ex-APC Spokesperson Reacts to Bassirou Faye’s Victory

Senegal Election: Ex-APC Spokesperson Reacts to Bassirou Faye’s Victory

  • Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timi Frank congratulated Senegal's President-elect Bassirou Faye on his victory in the election.
  • He stressed the significance of Faye meeting the expectations of the Senegalese electorate, urging him to embody the dynamic ideas, innovation, and transformative capacity of African youth and beyond.
  • He counselled Faye to stay steadfast in supporting opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja - Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank congratulated Senegal's President-elect, Mr Bassirou Faye, on his electoral triumph.

In a statement from Abuja, Frank urged Faye to focus on the well-being, aspirations, and empowerment of Senegal's youth throughout his time in office.

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The ruling party has already conceded defeat and congratulated Faye
Bassirou Diomaye Faye, presidential candidate (L) and Ousmane Sonko, Senegal's opposition leader, greet each other at a news conference in Dakar, Senegal. Photo Credit: Annika Hammerschlag
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He emphasised the importance of Faye living up to the expectations of the Senegalese people who voted for him, urging him to serve as a model for the dynamic potential and transformative vigour of African youth and beyond.

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The ex-APC chieftain, said:

“We urge you to put the interests of the youths of Senegal first before any other consideration. Work hard to show that the youths can also be relied on in the continent.
“Make sure you keep to your campaign promises and be a good ambassador of not just the youths of Senegal but the entire continent."

Frank to Faye: "Don’t betray opposition leader"

He advised Faye to remain loyal to opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, highlighting Sonko's journey from political persecution to becoming a key figure.

Frank emphasised that Faye should remember the sacrifices that greatly contributed to his rise as Senegal's future President.

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He said:

"Besides, Don’t betray opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, since you are now the ultimate beneficiary of his struggles, political persecution and imprisonment.
“Never forget that the sacrifices he made contributed immensely in your emergence as Senegal’s incoming President. Above all, work with all positive and progressive forces in Senegal to build the country.”

As the Ambassador for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua in East Africa and the Middle East, Frank expressed his satisfaction at contributing his voice to the cause.

He emphasised his support during a period of opposition against the oppressive measures of outgoing President Marky Sall, ultimately leading to victory for the movement.

He urged security agencies and African electoral bodies to observe Senegal's example of organising peaceful, free, fair, and credible elections.

Also reacting to this development, Moshood Isah, an experienced electoral observer and public affairs analyst, said a revolution awaits Africa's democracy.

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In a chat with, the former communications officer at YIAGA Africa said:

"Democracy in Africa is on a revolutionary journey, and the Senegal presidential poll is a testament to this. I am happy for Faye, and I urge him to meet the expectations of the Senegalese people and beam the light of hope and progress to the West African nation."

Shehu Sani reacts as Faye wins Senegal’s presidential poll

Similarly, Senator Shehu Sani has responded to the news that Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the opposition leader, has won the presidential election.

Sani expressed that Faye's victory brings hope to the West African region.

He praised the determination and resilience of the Senegalese people, finding it uplifting and inspiring.


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