Gambia’s opposition alliance today left Banjul for a nationwide political tour ahead of the December, 1st Presidential elections. The alliance flag bearer Adama Barrow, has been accompanied by thousands of opposition supporters, well-wishers, and sympathizers. The tour is going to last for over a week, before Barrow and his team returns to Banjul.
In the capital city Banjul, fleets of vehicles could be seen plying the road accompanying the opposition leader. Th coalition team Gambia is expect to hold meetings in the North Bank, Central River Region, Upper River Region, and the West Coast Region.
About eight opposition parties have come together to form an alliance to challenge incumbent dictator Yahya Jammeh, who is vying for fifth term in office. Opposition leader Mama Kandeh too is also running for the Presidency. He is the leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress Party (GDC).
Speaking in an interview with the BBC, Mr. Adama Barrow said he is optimistic of victory come December, 1st. He cites the regime’s total abdication of duties and responsibilities in steering the affairs of the state. Mr. Barrow, noted that agriculture, which is the backbone of the nation’s economy has been neglected over the years by dictator Jammeh. He said a coalition government will revamp agriculture, and restore the economy, human rights, good governance and democracy to its right footing.
Mr. Barrow, recently resigned from the UDP to head the oppostion alliance. He is a Real Estate Developer. He has a vast knowledge in business and politics.
Written By A Staff Writer