JUST IN: Bassirou Diomaye Faye: 5 Things to Know About Man Tipped to Be Next Senegal President

Bassirou Diomaye Faye: 5 Things to Know About Man Tipped to Be Next Senegal President

: 5 Things to Know About Tipped to Be Next Senegal President


Prominent figures in Senegal's ruling coalition have called the opposition's Bassirou Diomaye Faye to concede victory in the 2024 Unofficial results showed that Faye had a strong lead over Ba with several personalities from across sending in their congratulatory messageHenzodaily.ng profiles the 44-year-old incoming president of the popular French-speaking country

Henzodaily.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering global news.

Dakar, Senegal – Bassirou Diomaye Faye is poised to become the democratically-elected president of Senegal.

Already, Senegal's outgoing president, Macky Sall, has congratulated Faye on his ‘win'.

Diomaye Faye Senegal is a left-wing populist. credits: @LarryMadowo, @GbenroAdegbola
Source: Twitter

Sall, 62, was among the several personalities from across Africa who have sent their congratulatory messages to Faye.

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Sall's 12 years in power is due to end on Tuesday, April 2.

Who is Bassirou Diomaye Faye? Henzodaily.ng spotlights the man of the moment.

1) Bassirou Diomaye Faye age

Faye was born in 1980. Multiple reports say he is 44 years old.

As of the time of this report, his month of birth as well as the exact could not be ascertained.

2) Bassirou Diomaye Faye occupation

Faye is a former tax inspector.

Tax inspectors look into whether people and organisations are paying the right amount of tax.

3) Bassirou Diomaye Faye

Bassirou Diomaye Faye is reportedly to Marie Khone Faye and Absa Faye.

He has four .

4) Bassirou Diomaye Faye's imprisonment and release

Around mid-2023, Faye was by Kenyan authorities on multiple charges including provoking insurrection, conspiring with “terrorist” groups, endangering state security and immoral behaviour towards individuals younger than 21.

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Faye was released late on March 14, 2024, days before the 2024 Senegal election – after an amnesty law was passed.

5) Bassirou Diomaye Faye's political ideology

Faye is widely considered as Senegal's anti-establishment presidential candidate.

He was quoted to have said he believes in system change and left-wing pan-Africanism to reclaim Senegal's sovereignty.

Faye has also pledged to weed out corruption and restore stability in the country.

Senegal election: Amadou Ba concedes defeat

Earlier, Henzodaily.ng reported that Amadou Ba, the anointed successor of Sall, conceded defeat to Faye in the presidential election that was held on Sunday, March 24.

Ba admitted he lost the election on Monday afternoon, March 25.

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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