The selection of coalition flag-bearer at Kairaba Beach Hotel yesterday, has set records to the history of Gambian politics. Speaking to our reporters on the ground last evening, Omar A Jallow alias OJ expressed satisfactions to the way the convention was conducted. “We trust he (standard bearer) will live to the spirit and letter of agreement that was signed by all parties,’ said veteran politician. The PPP leader said what is expected of them as elders is to give advice and direction that is needed.
Honourable Samba Jallow, Minority Leader of the National Assembly also expressed his delight as the oppositions have answered to the call of Gambians. “Adama Barrow [Standard bearer] will resign from his party to lead the coalition,” he said. The Minority Leader emphasised the need to work on the supporters of the ruling APRC to join the coalition in the fight to bring meaningful change. He called for the coalition to go out to meet the people in the next three days. Saja Jarju, GPDP’s number two who was part of the national convention committee said the process was transparent.