As Wyclef’s fight to run for president of Haiti rages on after his bid was denied late last week, he is now saying that the country's provincial election council (CEP) used trickery to hinder his attempts.

In a message Monday to the Haitian media speaking in his native Creole, Clef voiced his concerns with the CEP, who handed down the decision. “Even before our work began friends in Haiti and abroad had warned me that much trickery would be used to block me. The result: CEP has proved it true,” he complained. He also encouraged his supporters to mobilize against the decision.

Initially, Jean said he would not challenge the decision of the committee; however, he quickly changed his tune. However, the director of communication of the council insisted said that there were no outside influences affecting the decision.

Stay tuned to for more info on Wyclef’s presidential bid as the story develops.—Adam Fleischer