Wyclef Jean to Alert Media ‘Immediately’ on Possible Haitian Presidential Bid
July 27, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-born former Fugees singer is on a mission to save his country, after a devastating earthquake leveled the capital city of Port-au-Prince into rubble. The popular hip-hop musician just recently appeared at the official opening of the country’s NASDAQ markets, six-months after the powerful quake. And he established a charity organization to help the victims of the humanitarian disaster that has raised money, but has also drawn criticism for mismanagement. Now, Jean may make his presence in Haiti permanent with a surprise bid for the presidency.
His family released a statement acknowledging the possibility of a future President Jean, saying media sources would be alerted “immediately” when he made a decision.
“Wyclef’s commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward,” his family said in a statement.
“At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president. If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately.”
According to a report by the AFP, the family’s statement was in response to a Canadian report suggesting Jean was preparing the necessary papers to throw his hat in the ring.
“Current President Rene Preval is barred by the constitution from seeking a new term in the elections scheduled for November 28. Preval’s mandate expires in February 2011, but several parties have accused him of seeking to stay in office, adding political tensions to the economic and humanitarian troubles afflicting the impoverished country.”
President Wyclef Jean? it could happen.
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