Coalition fighting individual battles – FTJ


By Omar Bah

Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the interim leader of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction, APRC, has criticised the Coalition government of losing its steering and cohesion because they spend more time on Jammeh than the work they have been elected for.

Speaking to The Standard recently in an exclusive interview, Fabakary Tombong Jatta said the only thing the coalition members are united about is their common opposition to Jammeh but deep inside, they are each working for the future of their respective parties as each one of them wants to form the next government.


FTJ further said for the Coalition government to succeed they must work as a collective body and get down to work rather than wasting their energy on what Jammeh did or did not do.

”That cannot feed a hungry man, people need answers to their needs right now,” he said.
FJT said it must be clear that despite all what is being said of Jammeh today, his regime brought about concrete developments. “We cannot deny that we made mistakes but the good we did surpassed our errors”, FTJ said.

He added; “We are not saying the Coalition government should not inquire into former President Jammeh’s assets; what we are saying is that they have all the time to look into all those things alongside focusing on the needs and aspirations of the Gambian people. Electricity needs to be fixed, price of commodities is skyrocketing etc etc.”

FTJ said even opposition APRC as a party will remain effective and fair.

“If the coalition government does something good we will applaud them, but if they make errors we will criticize them,” he concluded.