‘I don’t think he will make it’: Samsudeen Sarr gives his verdict on Essa Faal

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Former deputy ambassador to the UN Samsudeen Sarr has said he doesn’t think Essa Faal will make it regarding the December presidential election.

In an exclusive interview with The Fatu Network on Wednesday, Mr Sarr also said Mr Faal should be investigated and charged for deceiving the nation.

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He said: “I don’t think he (Essa) is gonna make it. He is not the type of leader The Gambia want. Essa at the back of his mind is ready to prosecute Jammeh, prosecute anybody who has been implicated or accused doing anything at the APRC including this Samsudeen Sarr.

“I don’t think he is gonna win because Essa is not to me an honest person. And he deceived The Gambia by using the TRRC as a political platform, disguised as somebody who is apolitical when he is not. I was ready the TRRC act… [it] says that anybody with political ambition or political affiliation should not be part of it.

“If he had disclosed his political ambition or his affiliation to the UDP which he disclosed the day he was launching his party I don’t think Adama Barrow would have appointed him as lead counsel. That was deception, it is unlawful.

“I think they should investigate him and probably even charge him for deceiving the country, for not being honest to the country.”

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