Analysts and citizens have reacted to the detention of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko a few months before the 2024 presidential election.
Arrested on Friday, the mayor of Ziguinchior was charged with eight offences including inciting insurrection and undermining state security.
Engulfed in multiple legal battles, Sonko’s current face-off with the judiciary potentially threatens his eligibility in the next polls.
This singular reason, many say could spark a wave of violent protests as already witnessed in some districts of Dakar where vehicular and human activities were halted yesterday in anticipation of chaos.
Mamadou Thior, a political analyst speaks of a situation he says can be resolved by mediation to avoid a fall-out.