Halifa Sallah, the spokesperson of President Adama Barrow government on Friday said today is the last day to end the negotiations or go to war to the country’s political impasse.
Speaking at a press conference at Kairaba Beach Hotel, Sallah said the Presidents of Guinea and Mauritania together with the UN representative came to the country to negotiate for the last time.
“If they succeed, Gambians will experience a peaceful transfer of executive power. If they fail to succeed, the contest of legitimacy will be decided through confrontation of military power” Coalition spokesperson said.
Halifa Sallah told journalist that this is a defining moment for the country’s security chiefs to take stance for their country or go against their people. He said if they fail to stand for their people the ECOWAS forces would fight them. He urged them to remain committed to the republic.
“The key to end the war and peaceful transfer of power is left to our security forces,” he interjected.
The Coalition Spokesperson said the ECOWAS troops are around the country’s borders, adding that the sub-regional bloc is fully supporting the presidency of Adama Barrow.
“The contest of legitimacy may either be resolved through negotiations or war. That is the current fate of the Gambia,” he pointed out.
At this juncture, someone said Mai Ahmed Fatty, a lead figure in the coalition has stated moments back on TFM Senegalese broadcaster that the former Gambian president has agreed to step down and leave the country. Sallah said it would be improper to make that announcement.
“It is more honourable for Jammeh and negotiators to make that announcement themselves and ECOWAS should make a communique,” he added.
Meanwhile, earlier today the negotiators have met Jammeh at State House in Banjul. They later went to their hotel at Coco Ocean but expected to make statement.