Wyclef Really Wants To Be President of Haiti

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He's been called out by Sean Penn and legally denied by Haitian officials.

Still, Wyclef Jean refuses to give up on his bid to become the next President of Haiti.

A few days after an electoral board disqualified his nomination, the singer has released a statement saying he plans on fighting the ruling.

"After careful consideration and much soul-searching, I have made the decision to contest Haiti's board of elections' pronouncement stating that I am ineligible to run for the presidency of the country," Wyclef said. "I will be seeking a solution through legal channels, and I urge my countrymen to be patient through this process."

The former Fugees member confirmed he'll send a lawyer to a Haitian court Monday with documentation proving he's eligible to be a candidate.

Among the problems the country's electoral board have with his inclusion on the list of nominees is the fact that Wyclef's permanent address is listed as New Jersey. But Wyclef Tweeted yesterday:

"We have met all the requirements set by the laws. And the law must be respected."

The latter is certainly true. But the singer is in danger of making this election more about himself than about the ravaged nation from which he hails. He can do a great deal of good without running for President.