By Omar Bah
The much talked about meeting of the Coalition 2016 parties scheduled for yesterday, will now take place tomorrow Saturday, inside sources informed The Standard.
According to our sources, the meeting is rescheduled to allow some key personalities who were out of the country to attend.
Eddy Jallow, the PDOIS administrative secretary, in the build-up to the meeting told this medium that PDOIS was not consulted.
It is not clear whether the party has now been informed.
However, a senior source in the coalition told The Standard yesterday: “The meeting is postponed to Saturday to allow all the political parties to be represented. We see it very unfair to hold the meeting in the absence of Halifa Sallah who is attending a meeting in Senegal.”
The source also disclosed that the coalition will hold another meeting with the Gambian media on Monday to inform them about the outcome of the meeting.
The conclave, to be held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel, will be the first high-level meeting between the political forces that came together to achieve a historic election victory in December 2016.
The initiator of the meeting, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, a former vice president who is credited to be the mother of coalition 2016, had said the meeting will discuss the coalition as well as the current position of the stakeholders, which will be transmitted to the President.