By Lamin Cham
President Adama Barrow has revealed that the majority of his next cabinet positions will go to the members of his NPP and its coalition partners.
Over a dozen political parties and independent entities have backed Barrow and his NPP in the last election, some of them members of the 2016 Coalition. The group is so large that many people wonder how he can satisfy all of them when it comes to appointments.
But speaking to The Standard at State House Tuesday, President Barrow said even though there can be technocrats included in his next cabinet, the majority of the cabinet positions will go to members of the coalition.
“There can be no doubt about that. You cannot have people who work with you, fought for you and everything and now you come and select other people who were sitting at their corner. You know in politics loyalty is everything, so when I say the majority, it could be 60 percent or 70 percent but for sure, the majority of the positions would go the coalition members,” the president said.