Wyclef Fights Back!
The rapper is going to seek legal advice to get back in the running...
Rapper Wyclef Jeanhas just released a statement and has decided to fight back the Haitian election officials ruling that stated that he may not be allowed to run for the presidency this fall.
Wycelf said that he will be seeking legal advice to make sure that he gets back into the running of becoming the next President of Haiti.
The statement reads: “After careful consideration and much soul-searching, I have made the decision to contest Haiti's board of elections' pronouncement stating that I am ineligible to run for the presidency of the country," Jean said in a statement. "I will be seeking a solution through legal channels, and I urge my countrymen to be patient through this process. In the 36 hours since the board's decision, I have been in constant conversation with my family, friends and advisers, and reading the comments of good people and supporters throughout the Haitian diaspora. I've also been closely monitoring the situation on the ground, which I am happy to report has remained peaceful and thoughtful.
“These factors, and more, inspire me now. I am heartened by the world's focus on Haiti and its needs, as well as the great spirit of the Haitian people--my people, and I cannot in good conscience give up my quest to lead Haiti to the greatness I know in my heart we are capable of reaching. I cannot surrender now, simply because an obstacle has been set before me; now is the time I must stand up and show Haiti--and the world--that my vision of a nation renewed and redeveloped is a vision for which I am willing to fight."