Haitian Presidential hopeful Wyclef Jean, has been disqualified from the highly publicized race for Haiti’s highest office.
The Grammy winning rapper and producer issued a statement about hearing the news of his dismissal from candidacy. “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.”
Haiti’s electoral council made the decision based on its Constitutional requirement of residency. Clef, along with many other candidates were scrutinized and ejected for their duel residence in the U.S and Haiti.
Yet the former Fugees member has emphasized that this will not deter him from his constant work and support of is impoverished homeland. His Yele Foundation has been on the forefront of the massive 7.0 earthquake that rocked the island and killed over 300,000 people.