Yeah Samake

(Editors’ note:  this is the first of what we hope will be literally thousands of posts by the great Daniel Bartholomew, who needs no introduction, except to say he’s been blogging about Mormon subjects for many years.)

Yeah Samake is a convert to the LDS Church, a BYU graduate, mayor of Ouelessebougou and a candidate to become president of Mali in 2012.  You can find his website here.

On the “About Myself” portion of his website is written an interesting tidbit about how Yeah Samake allows some of our common religious terminology to enter into his political work:

Samake has instituted a council of tribal elders, what he likes to call his “Elder’s Quorum,” where each village sends two trusted elders to the council. It keeps leaders accountable and has become an agent of communication to the communities.

So, along with the two Mormons seeking to be a presidential candidate here in the United States, LDS people should also pay attention to how the presidential race in Mali goes for brother Yeah Samake. Good luck to him!

14 thoughts on “Yeah Samake

  1. Tune into Good Morning Utah on Channel 4 on Friday August 26th to hear how he plans to make a difference.
    He just got on a plane to return to Mali this afternoon but will be back in Utah for the month of October.
    If you like to meet him or would be willing to help his cause by participating in fundraising activities for his campaign please contact me: [email protected] or by phone 801-831-0232.

  2. Yeah is a wonderful man with the highest principles of integrity and moral character. The world will be a better place if he wins the election in Mali, West Africa next year. We should do all we can to support and encourage him in his campaign! “Samake in 2012!”

  3. Facebook, Twitter and email this information. Yeah Samake needs USA financial support to win the election, especially from his fellow Mormons. Even a small donation goes a long way. Visit his website and donate: http://samake2012.com

    Thanks for your support!

  4. Interesting. Can we also start fundraising for Mitt Romney, Jon Hunstman, Harry Reid, and another democratic Mormon (to be neutral, ya know) on M* too? \{end snark}

    This is very interesting, btw.

  5. What I think is interesting, is the fact that Yeah Samake if a Mormon running in a 90 percent Muslim country. And he has growing support from his non-mormon/Muslim friends. There doesn’t seem to be any religious discrimination here.

  6. Sorry, my brain was slower than my fingers. I meant to say “is a Mormon”

    What I think is interesting, is the fact that Yeah Samake is a Mormon running in a 90 percent Muslim country. And he has growing support from his non-mormon/Muslim friends. There doesn’t seem to be any religious discrimination here.

  7. We were fortunate enough to have Yeah in our home for Easter dinner earlier this year. He is a very “real” individual who has an amazing life story and who has vision for his country. He has achieved stunning change in a relatively short period of time for his constituents by being an honest and trust worthy public servant. Yeah deserves our support!

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