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I've much bigger role to play after presidency - Senegal's Sall

11 December 2015, 18:35

Johannesburg -Senegalese President Macky Sall says he believes he has a much bigger role to play in transforming Africa even after his presidential term comes to an end, reports Mail and Guardian.

Speaking on the side-lines of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit held in South Africa last week, the Senegalese leader acknowledge the difficulties of being a president, saying it required dedication.

"… If people don't have certain humility or there is not a certain framework to guide retirement, then it brings the problem of a fear of giving up power. The African Union must reflect on this, and I am not talking about immunity but a guiding framework, but there is a life after the presidency. We can serve the continent, the world or even the continent in another way. So for me I am not very worried as I am sure I will have something to do," he was quoted saying.

Sall said he was optimistic that Africa could play a much bigger role in the world, adding that the continent could be the "next go to destination".

According to the Guardian, early this year Sall set in motion a referendum to review his country’s presidential term, which would bring it down by two years from the normal 7 years.

"I was elected for seven years [but] next year, I will propose the organisation of a referendum for the reduction of my mandate," he was reported as saying at the time.

Sall came to power after a landslide victory in 2012 that saw long-time leader Abdul Wade voted out of power after he sought to increase his stay in office.

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