One of the GFF presidential candidates under the Alliance, Buba Bojang, yesterday greeted the news of the announced TV debate with a query about the manner the Normalisation Coommittee is going about it.
“To start with, up until today, Wednesday, the eve of the supposed debate, I have not been officially informed by the NC as to what the subject, place, time or any other details of the proposed debate are.” Asked if he had not heard about it in the media, Bojang said: “I think any serious planning of a such debate should have included arrangements such as a consensus on who the moderator is, the subject matter, etc. But I am just hearing about things in the media just like everyone else,” he queried.
Asked if once he receives those details, he would be prepared to take part, Bojang refused to be drawn to a committal answer. His colleague in the Alliance Omar Danso expressed similar sentiments. Both men stopped short of stating whether they would take part.
However, their opponent, Lamin Kaba Bajo, had since made it clear at various press conferences that he is ready and willing to take part in any debate at any time.
Contacted for comments, Musa Sise, spokesman of the NC said his committee’s pronouncement on the plan to stage the debate dated two weeks ago and every Gambian including the candidates knew about it. “In fact, I can tell you that each of these candidates has been written to and they should have got their letters in time for the debate,” he said.]]>