08/05/2010 // Haiti // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti – Recording artist Wyclef Jean has reportedly stepped down from a charity he founded to provide aid to the impoverished country Haiti, Yele Haiti. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the singer released a statement regarding his resignation this week, as he prepares to run for the Haitian presidency.
Jean is quoted by the AP as saying in his statement, “I am not stepping down in my commitment to Haiti. On the contrary, regardless of what path I take next, one thing is certain: My focus on helping Haiti turn a new corner will only grow stronger.”
Jean reportedly submitted his election paperwork Thursday at the provisional electoral council in Port-au-Prince. He is further quoted as stating of his qualifications for the presidential position during a radio interview on Thursday, “In Haiti there are people who can’t read or write. There is no electricity. There are no roads. For 200 years people have been governing this country. I don’t need that training. I need logic.”
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