The former National Assembly member for Lower Baddibu has applauded the composition of the new Gambian delegation to the ECOWAS parliament.
Ablie Suku Singhateh, who had served as president of the Economic Policy and Agriculture Committees of the ECOWAS parliament up to May 10th 2017, made the commendation in his farewell speech at the sub-regional parliament in Abuja.
He informed members that the new Gambian representation at the sub-regional parliament is constituted by members from four political parties unlike the previous delegation, which comprised only members from the ruling party. This he said illustrates the new government’s commitment to democracy and rule of law.
He urged members to give the new Gambian team headed by the majority leader Hon Kebba Barrow, their full support.
Mr Singhateh was one of the longest-serving members of the ECOWAS parliament and thanked members for the support they accorded him, which he said had enabled him to function effectively.
The former National Assembly member said his tenure at the ECOWAS parliament earned him lot of experience and that he is determined to serve the body whenever and wherever his service is needed.
Mr Singhateh admired the spirit of cooperation and solidarity among members of the ECOWAS parliament in spite of their diverse background.
He further urged them to work hard and remain united, quoting a former U.S president Abraham Lincoln as saying “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”