Senegal: the opposition wants to bring the ministers before the high court of justice

Published by APA on 03.01.2023 at 13:18

The main topics of concern for Senegalese newspapers included in APA on Tuesday are the legal failures of two members of the parliamentary opposition and the desire of some of their comrades to bring ministers suspected of embezzling Covid-19 funds to the Supreme Court of Justice. .Le Quotidien notes that MPs Guy Marius Sagna and Aminata Touré “want to bring ten ministers before the Supreme Court of Justice” even though we are still “far from the mark”. Already, the newspaper notes, the “institution is not functional” to allow the “impeachment of ministers ruined” by the report of the Court of Auditors in the management of funds to fight against Covid-19.

But in any case, “Mansur Faye and other ministers will not be dragged before any prosecutor”, confirms the Minister of Justice, Ismail Madior Fall. This leads Walf Quotidien to say that the “high-fashion polemicist” “puts the Court of Auditors in its place” as the “Keeper of the Seals”.

However, Guy Marius Sanya and Aminata Toure are not disappointed. Faced with “the silence of the National Assembly” and “the government’s slowness in justifying the report of the Court of Auditors”, according to Le Witness and Sud Quotidien, the two parliamentarians are demanding the arbitration of “+7 Sage+. “Constitutional Council.

While justice is pending in this file, he on the other hand “pulls out the machete” against two deputies of Yewwi Askan Wi (Free the people) Mamadou Niang and Massata Samba. The latter were convicted and sentenced to six months in prison yesterday for assaulting Amy Ndiaye Gniby, a colleague from the ruling coalition. “If this sentence is upheld by the high courts, they could be removed from the list of deputies,” said Iba Barri Camara, a professor at the law school at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.

According to Bes Bi, these elected members of the opposition are “on the bench” next to Dakar mayor Barthélémy Dias, who was convicted on appeal of the 2011 murder of thug Ndiaga Diouf. While the first two, the defense lawyers “applied and rely on the second opinion”, relatives of Amy Ndiaye Gniby said that the deputy was subjected to this violence during pregnancy.

Witness Macky Sall’s “master of the game or political hostage” faced with this series of documents against the background of power and opposition hand-wrestling on the issues related to the third term and after the publication of the report of the Court of Auditors. “President Macky Sall is in control,” says Professor Khadiyatoulah Fall. However, warns colleague Ndiaga Loum, “it is this mismatch between political calculation and the underestimated intelligence of the people that is losing African leaders”.

In this political conflict in Senegal, EnQuête tries to unravel the mystery of former Prime Minister Idrissa Seck, who came second in the 2019 presidential election with 20.5% of the vote and became an ally of President Macky Sall after that election. Benno Bokk Yakaar (united for one hope) coalition. The former mayor of Ties, who was appointed head of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Cese), limits his media appearances, causing the newspaper to “shut down”. EnQuête notes that “while he remains assertive and fragile,” “he has no ongoing legal case.”

In football, Stades reports that several national team players are struggling at their clubs in Europe and are set to have a “decisive January”. Indeed, “the winter transfer window officially opened on January 1. A window for some Lions with little playing time at the club. Within a month, Alfred Gomis, Edouard Mendy, Bouna Sarr, Nampalys Mendy and others will try to convince the recruiters to change their complicated situation, “says the sports daily.

These athletes are not the only ones who face difficult situations in their sports careers. Former “king of the arenas” Balla Gaye 2 in the Senegalese kick fight was beaten by young prodigy Boy Niang 2 last Sunday.

According to Walf Quotidien, the “Lion of Guédiawaye” has been “in decline for seven seasons”, and this defeat is not a surprise. He recorded four defeats in his last eight fights, “a descent into hell that began after his success over Yekini” (that’s a descent into hell), notes the newspaper, wondering if we have yet to witness “the end of the myth (legend)” of Balla Gaye.

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