The Diomaye protocol fails…Senegal in disorder

The Diomaye protocol fails…Senegal in disorder
The Diomaye protocol fails…Senegal in disorder

The President of the Republic does not yet have all the reflexes due to his rank. Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye’s outings are closely scrutinized. The former member of the Party of African Patriots of Senegal for Work, Ethics and Fraternity (PASTEF) never misses the opportunity to make a name for himself. The most unfortunate thing in the story is that the protocol of the Head of State is no better. At this rate, Senegal risks losing its former leadership

Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye is not idle! After visiting Mauritania and the Gambia, the new president of Senegal went to Guinea-Bissau for a working and friendship visit. As in the other two countries, the president did not spend the night there. He returned the same day. Although the visit seems brief, it lasted an eternity for the commander in chief and his staff. Our country was almost made a fool of in front of the world. Errors made by the President and his protocol almost damaged the Senegalese leadership.

Standing in front of the cameras focused on him and the Guinean Bissau president, Bassirou Diomaye Faye seemed to have problems with his communication accessories. In fact, he had problems with his microphone but also the device he had to put in his ear. In the video below, we see Umaro Sissoko Embalo guiding his Senegalese counterpart. Even if this image seems banal, it says a lot about the president’s lack of preparation. This little video has gone viral on social networks. Everyone goes with their comment.

But this is not the only blunder to remember from this visit. When he almost signed the guestbook, the President still had difficulty (see video below). It took the intervention of his aide-de-camp and his protocol officer for him to find the page on which he was supposed to write his credentials. But the ultras of the presidential movement will tell us that it is not important. And yet yes! When President Diomaye travels abroad, it is the Senegalese Republic that he represents. Therefore, any mistakes he makes reflect on our country.

The President of the Republic is not to blame. Everyone knows that Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye was not prepared to be President of the Republic. . So such a person needs to be well supervised. But the protocol service failed in Bissau. The head of protocol or someone from his team had to precede President Faye in front of the desk to see the functionality of the microphones and transmitting headphones. If they were not functional, he had to turn them on before the president spoke.

The patriots were betting full of hope on Pope Mada Ndour. The first collaborator chosen by President Diomaye, Pape Mada Ndour occupies the strategic position of head of protocol. But it must be said that he is far from equaling the great Bruno Diatta. And yet, he is not a novice in the field. The man is a former diplomatic agent at the Senegalese Embassy in Rabat. This patriot should not let such levities happen in Bissau. These are the kinds of errors that harm the image of a young head of state. And he is not without knowing this.

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The head of protocol behind Diomaye and Sonko

After what almost was a fiasco in Guinea-Bissau, President Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye and his entourage must question themselves. No one is born president. You become one during your mandate. The chief patriot must carry out intense monitoring sessions. He must be trained in all areas. Diomaye even needs to work on his body language. Distracted looks and beaten expressions harm the image of the Republic. We force ourselves to be a true statesman.

The protocol is thus notified. Pape Mada Ndour and his team must prevent such a situation from happening again in the future. Diomaye is no longer Pastef’s number. He is now the number one of a nation. Its image and that of the country cannot be tainted by the amateurism of a few people. This is non-negotiable for a self-respecting State!

Aliou Niakaar Ngom for Xibaaru



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