After some chaotic polls, Yayi Boni, who came to office in 2006, has been confirmed by the Benin's constitutional court to be the Presient of Benin for five more years.The court has rejected the appeals of candidates Abdoulaye Bio Tchané and Adrien Houngbédji, who challenged the president's victory in the first round. They were persuaded that they were persistent cases of corruption during the organization of the elections.
Today (the 6th of April 2011), Yayi Boni's term will take effect at 12:00 am.
In 2006, Yayi Boni had pledged to crack down on corruptions but now he finds himself under fire over an alleged Ponzi scheme that left thousands of Beninese without their savings. Let us see what other surprises the people of Benin will discover during his second mandate!
The Court has also asked Boni to present a written declaration of all his assets to Benin's Court of Finances, both at the beginning and end of his presidential term.
Yayi Boni will face a mulititude of challenges in his second term: the Ponzi scheme which had exposed last year 2.5 million Beninese who lost their savings; floods which destroyed 55, 000 homes, killed tens of thousands of livestock and affected some 680, 000 people...
Yayi Boni will have to regain credibility of the public. He will need to move forward with infrastructure and development projects to help rebuild our country Benin.
Bonne Chance Dr. Yayi Boni!