Pro-Gambia president appeals to Barrow to put country’s interest first

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Momodou Bah, president of The Pro-Gambia Association has appealed to President Adama Barrow to do what is in the best interest of the country ahead of December.

He made these remarks at a press conference at Sinchu Balliya on Monday.  

The Pro-Gambia Association is a youth lead association that promotes peace and stability believing that the price for peace is God’s Mercy.

There have been calls in the country for President Barrow to honour the coalition’s gentleman agreement of a three-year transitional period and step down and Mr. Bah warned Barrow that the security of each person residing in The Gambia is in his hands and he should ensure everybody in the country is safe. 

He highlighted that as an association they are neither advocating for or discouraging 3 years, nor 5 years, but to maintain the peace and stability of the country.

He remarked that their major concern is other people with intentions waiting for the situation to cause chaos in the country, giving an example of Libya were terrorists came in and hold the country hostage and kidnapped the revolution with so many people losing their lives.

“There is something at stake and we need to know that is dangerous for the country,” he added, saying they are not discouraging people from demonstrating but appealing to them to look for possible dialogue.

He said they will engage political parties, political stakeholders, Civil Society Organisations and embark on fact finding missions to create an atmosphere of peace and stability in the country.

“We are driven by the love for our country and will fight to maintain the peace and stability of our country,” he pointed, while calling on all to come together and dialogue.

He observed that President Adama Barrow alongside the 2016 coalition, campaigned for a three-year transition period during the 2016 presidential elections and promised people a three-year government; which people voted for and after his election, he reiterated it everywhere that he will step down after three year. “But now we are seeing signs that he might not step down after three years.”

According to Mr. Bah, they will work with President Barrow and all relevant stakeholders to do what is in the best interest of the country as well as maintain peace in The Gambia. 

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb
Source: Picture: The Pro-Gambia Association President Momodou Bah