By Lamin Njie

Gambia For Five Years secretary general Ebrima Sorie Bah was comforted by protest mates after he burst into tears while reading out a protest letter addressed to President Adama Barrow.

Thousands of Gambians under Gambia For Five Years today took to the streets to demand President Barrow to serve a full five-year term, as the row over Mr Barrow’s rule takes a dramatic twist.

President Barrow is under pressure from pressure group Operation Three Years Jotna to step down as part an agreement that was reached by Gambia opposition parties in 2016. Mr Barrow’s U-turn to serve a full five-year term instead of a three-year period has sparked controversy.

Today, thousands of pro-Barrow supporters under Gambia For Five Years took to the streets to ask the Gambian leader to ignore calls for him to resign.

“We wish to stress that if you shall ever yield to the demands of Three (3) years Jotna, you will be betraying us the majority of Gambians and we shall hold you accountable for failing to protect and uphold the constitution,” Gambia For Five Years secretary general Ebrima Sorie Bah said as he burst into tears.

He added: “We will not relent in our stride and shall embark on mass protest until the will of the people is respected.”