By Lamin Njie

Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou has warned not everyone ‘can or will’ be satisfied with everything in the new draft constitution.

Mr Tambadou gave the warning today as the country’s new constitution officials met President Adama Barrow at State House to hand the newly cobbled document to him.

Mr Tambadou said at the event: “It is now up to us, the Gambian people, to uphold our part of the bargain. Like all constitution building processes, not everyone can or will be satisfied with everything in the new draft constitution.

“But we are faced with a clear choice: we either embrace this new draft which is being presented here today in whole and lay the foundations for a better future for our children, or get stuck in the past with the current 1997 constitution and all its retrogressive provisions that will frustrate our democratic march into a better future.

“I am certain that the Gambian peoples’ thirst for change remains unquenched and I am confident that they will embrace this new draft constitution after sober reflection.”