The deputies Déthié Fall, Mame Diarra Fam as well as the mayor of Guédiawaye Ahmed Aïdara and Guy Marius Sagna, administrative secretary of Frapp, are still in police custody after they challenged the administrative authority. An arrest that made Zahra Iyane Thiam react. The Minister of Microfinance and Social and Solidarity Economy accuses Ousmane Sonko et Cie as the main responsible for the 3 deaths during the unauthorized demonstration of the opposition last Friday.
The firm position
” The opposition must come to its senses. It’s a pity that they haven’t learned the lessons of the demonstration last March when they have 14 deaths on their conscience. Today, again it is three (3) deaths². I am sorry that they are in bad faith, that they do not assume their responsibility“, regrets Zahra Iyane Thiam, this Sunday, from “ Mega Set-Setal » at the Rond-Point Jet d’eau and surroundings.
Respect for the institution
The Minister of Microfinance and Social and Solidarity Economy stresses that Ousmane Sonko and Co. are the one and only responsible for these deaths. ” It was this opposition that had asked for permission to demonstrate. They were told that there were constraints. And they decided to defy the ban. So they are responsible” , did she say. And to continue: You should know that the ban is not Macky Sall, nor Benno Book Yakkar but rather, me, you, the president and the opposition (…). We have set ourselves rules to respect them in order to have a common life. But when we violate common living, we are aware of the penal code and other texts that govern good living together.”
She invites the opposition to assume its responsibilities. ” The responsibility lies with those who asked for permission to walk and did not get it. And unfortunately, they take our compatriots from us. That’s what hurts. That’s the drama. For several days, we made a plea, let’s cultivate peace, let’s stay on the principles of democracy“Said Zahra Iyane Thiam.
On the request to release the opposition leaders arrested since Friday, the minister invites Sonko to adopt a republican attitude. ” It is a pity that Ousmane Sonko, aspiring to be a statesman, does not know how to behave when necessary. Sonko has no right to ask for anyone’s release. He was the one who asked other people’s children to go out into the street when he asked his children to go to school. These people are not in politics. They are in something else“, adds the Minister.