Senegal President Macky SALL calls for dialogue between him and opposition leader Ousmane SONKO, accepts to meet the demands of protestors
Senegal President has succumbed to the demands of protestors led by opposition popular Politician Ousmane Sonko by asking his opponent to sit down and talk and forge a way foward on how to solve their grievances.
While appearing before the media, President Sall also told Senegalese families he knew they were suffering amid COVID-19’s economic downturn, and that the ensuing poverty was only further creating discontent with his government. He agreed to reduce the nightly curfew that many merchants blame for deepening their hardships.
“I understand your concerns and the anger you feel about the hard life you have to live in, mainly due to the unemployment accentuated by COVID-19,” Sall said in a televised address to the nation.”
Protests were sparked off following the arrest of Sonko for allegedly breaking the public order law and also to face conviction of a rape case.