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Coalition to mark anniversary Dec 2

Coalition 2016, the movement that challenged and won former President Yahya Jammeh at the polls last year will mark its one-year anniversary at the Buffer Zone on Saturday 2 December.

Confirming this development to The Standard yesterday, the chairperson of the Coalition Media Team in West Coast Region, Essa Dampha said the event will be one of the biggest gatherings the Zone will ever host. He said although the celebration is organised by the Coalition Youth Wing, it will be graced by Coalition stakeholders and a host of other dignitaries.

Dampha said the day will mark another milestone in the country’s political history.
The Gambia Coalition 2016 was a coalition of seven Gambian political parties and one independent candidate created to support a unity candidate which chose now President Adama Barrow for the 2016 presidential election.

Barrow, who officially left the UDP to allow him to run as an independent candidate, eventually defeated former President Jammeh in a hotly contested election.
According to the organisers of the celebration, President Adama Barrow is expected to attend and deliver a speech.

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