Another article was written by Zakariyaou Fomba for the Malian journal, Le Coq. Thank you for another great, honest article about our hopeful future president, Mr. Yeah Samaké.
Koulouba 2012: All Kéléyadougou stands behind the president of PACP, Niankoro Yeah Samake
The president of the Party for Civic and Patriotic Action (PACP) and presidential candidate of April 29, Niankoro Yeah Samake accompanied by a large group of supports, met with people from 22 villages of Kéléyadougou last weekend.
Surrounded by the sound of African music, the PACP President, Yeah Samake and his supporters, were welcomed by the population of 22 villages of Keleyadougou. Because it’s a few months before the presidential election, there is an excitement within the major states of all the political parties and in turn, each person sharpens his weapons in preparation. It is in this context that the visit of PACP President, Yeah Samake, and his party were welcomed to Keleya. As a welcome to Yeah Samake and his supporters, the chief of the village and the mayor of Keleya thanked everyone for attending this grand ceremony. They reiterated, once again, their confidence in Yeah Samake.
As for the president of the youth in Keleya, he said that his home is Yeah’s home, because Ouelessebougou and Kéléyadougou constitute a single territory – they are like two lungs in the same body. Yeah Samake’s candidacy is an affair for the youth of Keleya, explained the President of the Youth, adding that all young people are determined to support Yeah Samaké, because he is like a brother to them. He said, Yeah has already proven himself by setting up schools and health centers in the rural town of Ouelessebougou, before ever getting involved in politics. It was also an opportunity for him to present some ideas, specifically for the youth, to the PACP president and the next presidential candidate. Some ideas include the construction of a leisure area which will enable the youth to recreate. The President of PACP in Keleya, Bakary Coulibaly, for his remarks, thanked and congratulated the supporters of President Yeah Samake. He also informed Yeah Samake that Keleya is hungry and thirsty and that they need electricity, because the populations often only have electricity at night.
Taking advantage of this meeting, the president of the women’s movement in Bamako, Ms. Keita, invited her sisters to rally behind Yeah Samaké, because she said, without women, nothing is possible. Speaking to his fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and others, PACP President, Yeah Samake, explained that he came to Keleya, he says, to seek their blessing and support for his presidency. Also, he told them, I know your difficulties and concerns. Our country faces a number of challenges including: hunger, poverty, growing insecurity in our cities and the country, the education crisis, which seriously affects the future of youth. According to Yeah Samaké, those seeking power today have all reached their limits and we need a change for a new Mali. My policy now is focused on decentralization because it is necessary to bring government closer, said PACP candidate. At the end of the ceremony, the president of PACP and his supporters paid a courtesy visit to the chief of the village of Keleya.
BEHIND THE SCENES: A young trader from Ouelessebougou, Sidiki Doumbia, offered a motorcycle in Jakarta to Yeah Samake for his campaign.
Each day has a new load of surprises. While PACP President Yeah Samake and his supporters were in Keleya this last weekend for a meeting for the presidency, a young trader named Sidiki Doumbia from Ouelessebougou took the opportunity to offer a free brand new bike in Jakarta to Yeah Samake for his campaign. A gesture that exceeds words. It is a Malian tradition that almost all of the youth support politicians on the eve of election in need of money.
But, seeing a young man with meager resources, offering gifts of this kind to a political leader, without a second thought, is really rare. According to the donor, it was done as an act of great esteem for Yeah, who fights tirelessly day and night for the development of his town. Yeah is a man of integrity, a man of confidence, a hard worker and he deserves more than that, said Sidiki Doumbia. Surprised and very moved by this gesture, the president of PACP was both honored and pleased. The President of PACP thanks and congratulates the donor for his courage and bravery.