Senegal Constitutional Council rejects opposition leader's presidential candidacy: lawyer


Senegal's Constitutional Council on Friday rejected the candidacy of jailed opposition leader Ousmane Sonko to run in February's presidential election on the grounds his application was incomplete, his lawyer said.

"When we entered, (Council) President Badio Camara immediately notified us that (Sonko's) file was incomplete," Cire Cledor Ly said. Authorities had previously refused to provide Sonko with all the necessary documents to run.

Source(s): AFP
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