Senegal’s opposition party, Patriots of Senegal (Pastef), has announced that it will sponsor Bassirou Diomaye Faye as its candidate for the presidential election after the party’s leader, Ousmane Sonko, was effectively blocked by the Supreme Court. Sonko’s candidacy has been maintained, but he has been denied the sponsorship papers required for submission in December. While Diomaye Faye is not as popular as Sonko, his choice has been welcomed by many supporters. However, he is currently in prison, facing charges that the party believes are politically motivated. Supporters are mobilizing to gather sponsorships for Sonko’s campaign.