Wyclef Official Statement about the loss of his Candidacy

Here is the official statememt signed by Wyclef Jean after learning that he was not approved by the CEP to run in the Haiti Presidential elections:

Wyclef Rejected as Candidate of President of Haiti
Wyclef Rejected as Candidate of President of Haiti

It is with a heavy heart that I tell you today that the board of elections in Haiti has disqualified me from my run for the presidency of the country.

Though I disagree with the ruling, I respectfully accept the committee's final decision, and I urge my supporters to do the same.

We must all honor the memories of those we've lost-whether in the earthquake, or at anytime-by responding peacefully and responsibly to this disappointment.

I was inspired to run for president because I know Haiti can become great with the right leadership, and I believe I could be that leader; but, ultimately, we must respect the rule of law in order for our island to become the great nation we all aspire for it to be.

I want to assure my countrymen that I will continue to work for Haiti's renewal; though the board has determined that I am not a resident of Haiti, home is where the heart is-and my heart has and will always be in Haiti.

This ruling just tells me that I can't officially seek the office of president. More importantly, there is no one who can tell me to stop my work in Haiti, and there is no one who could.

I think of my daughter, Angelina, and it makes me want to redouble my efforts to help give all the children in Haiti better days.

I also want to honor the memory of my father, a minister; I know that he would tell me that even though I've faced a setback, I must continue in all my good-faith efforts to help Haiti turn a corner to a better and brighter future.

Do not think that my role in the future of Haiti is over; it's just a different role than I had anticipated it to be.

Rest assured, this isn't the end of my efforts to help improve my beloved country but only marks a new beginning.

Signed,
Wyclef Jean
August 21, 2010
source: wyclef.com

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Aj says...

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SAK PI TRIS LA SEKE MENM SA KI FE YON TI ETID HIGH SCHOOL GENTAN KONPRANN YO SE ENTELEKTYEL.

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Frederic Antoine says...

Ouais frere, mais ne pas si grossier.

On te comprend, mais ne va pas si loin.
Tout ce que vous avez

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Miggy says...

I am back from recuperating from this bad and insulting news!

I still have not lost hope and I think Wyclef will indeed end up on the list by November, because Wyclef did not choose the time but God and the time has chose him instead.

Just like Obama.

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Ayiti says...

Haiti,

Here is a Video of your future President Micky "In Action".

This is the man we will be sending to meet world dignitaries.

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Nathalie says...

It is about time that the CEP stop playing.That rejection was one of the best decision theCEP has ever made ever since they've in existence.

Bravo, very well done guys. There is another one that needs who also needs to be flushed.Michel.M, please make my day at the first

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Vladimir says...

U know what i dont want go back in Haiti no more to vote 4 nobody after Wyclef cause they dont event understand they dont have nothin sense and knowledge but i dont like talk to much so wat eva. wyclef i like u be strong dont worry for nothin relax.

( i'm verry strongly 2 like u 4

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Morose says...

That very stupid they don't know what they like anyway Haiti pap janm anyen mwen pa di wyclef ta changel completement but I know he cans be better.

Passe sak te la avan yo. Wiclef ta pral mete peyi bien loin. Yon sel bagay mwen ta di wiclef pa decourage sil ta anvi fait yon bagay pou peyi a persevere paske pep la avel kaka constitution yo dwe pase men ladanl mwen pa we kiles nan vomisman chien sa yo ki pral debloke peyi a kaka josette bijou manman volez li bliye sal te fait nan minis sante, malpropte alexis avek tout kaka yvon neptune yo pat piye ase yo vin pran ti res ki rete

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David Grant says...

Reading the word uttered by Mr. Weclef Jean, I have no doubt that this gentleman is a true statesman.

Nevertheless, Mr. Jean is very young, and has many years ahead of him; this set back should not deter his ambition to become, president d'Haiti.

In fact, the six years time that he will have working with the masses and organising programmes towards the reconstruction of Haiti, will make him wiser politically and endears him much more in the heart of the

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Toniritmo says...

yon sel bagaye, wyclef pa doue paticipe nan elektion kap pral fet

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Big Papa Emile Joblo says...

kaka santi yo pa konnen sa yo vle.peyi sa gen pou li disparet ak tout sa ki ladan'l. yo etire liberate ya nan kous elektoral pou yo ka fe magouy epi zonbifye ti res pep ki pa't mouri yo.depi mwen te we rezilta pa ka bay, m'te di se magouy y'ap fe nan stipid kaka santi kep.make li nan yon pye bwa sa'm di a. ayiti gen pou li disparet ak tout sa ki

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