Hon. Samba Jallow National Assembly Member
for Niamina Dankunku and the Minority Leader, has told coalition members to put
aside party interest and work as a team.
In a message sent to this paper over
the weekend, the minority leader said he is “really worried” about the upcoming
National Assembly elections.
“Frankly speaking,” he said, “as we
approach the elections, putting in party candidates for the coalition to
contest in a particular constituency will not tell well on the coalition.
According to Hon. Jallow, this might
frustrate the electorate, and will give a room for a lot of criticism by
opponents of the coalition, adding that party interest was not seen during the
formation of the coalition until they achieved the biggest history on the face
of this world.
“This should motivate us to put party
interest behind us; hence there should be no party interest in the forthcoming
The minority leader said the fact of the
matter is that any political party leader who is supporting his party to go
alone, “you are not fair with President Adama Barrow, especially that most of
them are handling ministerial positions through the coalition government, to
which their parties belong.
He said party leaders should remember they
had success and victory because of their unity, not by division.
Hon Jallow advised all party leaders
holding ministerial positions to be careful not to jeopardize President
Barrow’s administration and government.
He called on President Barrow to come out
and draw a conclusion on how to approach the parliamentary elections, “if not
he will see him in a problem”.
He added: “If the political leaders cannot
remedy their “confusing situation”, let them resign from their ministerial
positions and lead their parties to the polls.
The Gambia should be first on the agenda,
he said, adding: “I don’t joke with this coalition, because I suffered a lot to
see a coalition form, and the Gambian people have seen the dividend of forming
the coalition. “
He added: “Please, let us help President
Barrow to achieve his goals for the three or five years he is expected to be in