Wyclef Jean has officially dropped out of the running in Haiti’s Presidential race this November.
The singer has withdrawn his candidacy for President in his home country he announced today.
“This was not an easy conclusion to reach; but it is one that was thoughtfully made, taking into account many, many competing factors and weighing the course that will best advance the healing of the country and help it find the quickest path to recovery,” Jean, 40 explained.
“Some battles are best fought off the field, and that is where we take this now,” Jean said, adding that he doesn’t regret his attempts to appeal the Council’s decision. “It’s not about my candidacy–this appeal was meant to address the shortcomings of the process for every Haitian. Though my run for the presidency was cut short, in this way, I feel it was not in vain; it’s something we can use to improve conditions for my Haitian brothers and sisters.”