Benin business leader announces candidacy for presidential vote

Sebastien Ajavon, the leader of Benin’s National Employers’ Council, announced his candidacy for presidential elections scheduled to take place Feb. 28.

Ajavon, who made the announcement at the General Mathieu Kerekou Stadium in the coastal city of Cotonou on Sunday, will run against Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou of the ruling Cowry Forces for an Emerging Benin.

President Thomas Boni Yayi is stepping down this year after serving two terms as ruler of the West African nation.

 – Bloomberg