Yesterday I posted out that we had decided to run for Parliament in Mali. Our papers had been approved a week ago. Today we received very disappointing news that our candidacy was invalidated by the Malian constitutional court. A requirement, unknown to us, was that as a Mayor elected under a different political party election laws required that Yeah should have resigned in writing from his old party before he could run for Parliament under his new party. This was never an issue when we ran the Presidential race which is why we can’t seem to figure it out. So, unfortunately, we don’t get to run anymore.
Thank you to all those that were quick to donate to our race for Parliament. Our campaign team is working on getting refunds issued. We are so appreciative of your generosity and belief in what we are doing in Mali.
Yeah will continue to fulfill his role as Mayor of Ouelessebougou to bring much needed change in his area. We will continue our humanitarian work through our foundation Empower Mali ( http://www.empowermali.org). Our desire to bring change will not waiver.
Thank you to all that have supported us through these last two years. We could not have made it this far without your love and support!