Wade's son breaks silence with message of "brotherhood"
In an open letter, President Abdoulaye Wade’s son addresses Senegalese with what he called, a message of “truth, brotherhood and sincerity.”
Karim Wade’s letter, published Sunday in the newspapers, says he is the target of heavily unfair attacks since his entry into government.
He made particular mention of the June 23rd and 27th events when hundreds of people protested against an attempt by President Wade to change the country’s constitution and power outages affecting all sectors of the economy.
Karim said during these events “we saw, read and heard everything”.
Senegal’s Minister of International cooperation, Air transport, Infrastructure and Energy says time has come for him to express himself. “It is time to deliver from the pace of my heart, a message of truth, brotherhood and sincerity”, Karim said.
Karim Wade deplores being severely sanctioned without being heard, judged in a trial with no defense, condemned in a case where there is no appeal provision.
The Senegalese opposition has repeatedly claimed that President Wade was grooming his son to replace him.
Before the recent standoff between the opposition and his father’s regime over the withdrawn constitutional amendment bill, Karim had rarely made public statements on the country’s political developments.