Wyclef Jean’s bid for the Haitian presidency disqualified because it did not meet rules set by the country. Â The high profile bid for the presidency from hip-hop artist and Haitian native Wyclef Jean is met with disappointment by his supporters. Â His bid was challenged, mainly because he did not live in Haiti for the past five years as required by the rules.
The rapper is taking the disappointing news in stride, and said “Though I disagree with the ruling, I respectfully accept the committee’s final decision, and I urge my supporters to do the same,”
Of course the news is disappointing, but if Wyclef Jean really desires to eventually become president, maybe he will move back to Haiti. Â I know it’s a hard thing to do, but he claims to really, really love his country.
Wyclef wasn’t the only musical talent that wanted the bid. Â Michel Martelly, a well known singer in Haiti who goes by the name “Sweet Mickey.” In addition, politician and the head of the government’s primary construction firm Jude Celestin is also running. Â Celestin holds the endorsement of current president Rene Preval, who is banned from running for re-election by the country’s constitution.