By Omar Bah
The National Unity Party has named a former director general of Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, Abdoulie Jammeh as its secretary general and presidential candidate.
Until now, the party was led by former foreign minister Ousman Jammeh.
In a statement issued yesterday, the party said this development was reached following a vigorous and thorough search for a competent and passionate presidential candidate in recent months.
According to the party, Mr Jammeh has 35 years of distinguished public service career with an inspirational reputation for excellence in leadership and administration.
“The standard-bearer of the party will serve for no more than two consecutive terms both at the helm of the party and as a President of The Gambia when elected.”
The party said the need to unite all the people of The Gambia irrespective of political, racial, religious, and tribal affiliations, the need to curb the rise in corruption, and the need to improve the standard of living for all Gambians is the cornerstone of its socio-economic development agenda.
Mr Aboulie Jammeh also served as head of the Banjul Accord Group Secretariat, an ICAO Sub-Regional Grouping of ECOWAS CAA’s for the same period.
He also served as project manager for Banjul International Airport Improvement Project from 2009 to
2012, Corporate Planning Manager, The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, Assistant Personnel Officer/Personnel Officer/ Senior Assistant Secretary, Personnel
Management Office (PMO) – Central Government, and teacher at Gambia High School (Now Gambia Senior Secondary School).
Mr Jammeh obtained MSc Development Management, PGD Information Systems Management) in Glasgow Caledonian University, UK in 1994, (Information Technology Management) Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore in 1989, GCE A’ Levels – Gambia High School (Now Gambia Senior Secondary School).