Feb 23, 2017, 11:25 AM
Mr Omar Jallow, leader of the opposition People's
Progressive Party (
This apology, readers will recall, comes hot on the heels of his recent assertion a few weeks ago that Gambian opposition with their party leaders regretted the fragmentation of the NADD coalition.
"We failed to
consider the interest of Gambians after spelling out everything in the
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on how we are to select the NADD flag
bearer," OJ who was an agriculture minister in the deposed
Speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview at his Pipeline residence on Tuesday, OJ, as he is fondly called, said Gambians deserved an apology from the opposition for boycotting the National Assembly election in 2001.
According to the
"We should have participated in that election but we failed to do so and, as a result, we failed Gambians. I am thus appealing to Gambians, especially opposition sympathisers,for that big mistake. I am also appealing to them to take courage and work together for a well co-ordinated coalition," he said.
For Mr Jallow, the role of a well co-ordinated and genuine opposition in the development of any country cannot be overemphasised. "This is why we signed a memorandum of understanding with the government alongside other political parties to work together for the interest of the nation," he added.
Quizzed as to his party's fate, OJ said the
He however called on Gambians to unite for peace and
development of this country, citing