The chairperson of the Coalition 2016 and now vice president, Fatoumatta Jallow, has confirmed that the term limit discussed among the Coalition partners for their presidential candidate to serve is three years.
This is the first time any senior member of the Coalition has commented on the issue since UDP leader Ousainou Darboe controversially suggested that no such agreement was signed.
According to the Veep who was addressing the Coalition 2016 anniversary ceremony at Tallinding Saturday, the Coalition will enter into “family discussions” among themselves and the people to ask for their understanding to stretch the term limit to five years since that is what’s stipulated in the Constitution. “After that, we will leave everything to God from Whom we ask for good guidance for President Barrow to lead this country to prosperity,” she said.
The Vice President further reminded the audience that President Barrow was not selected by any one party but by seven groups all of which sent equal representation of 70 delegates to the convention that elected him.
“As the chairperson of that convention I will not put any party above the other as I am still committed to see the Coalition intact and progressive,” she said.
Culled from The Standard newspaper, Gambia.