By Momodou Torp
The leader of the Gambia Action Party, Musa Yali Batchilly has urged President Adama Barrow to call a dialogue with political party leaders on the raging controversy over whether he should stay for five years or quit in December.
In a write-up signed by party leader Musa Yali Batchilly shared with The Standard, GAP said the president should come with a clear message on the matter to avoid ambiguity.
”There are many ways in solving problems and we at GAP are recommending that the president engage all coalition stakeholders and even other political leaders for the interest of peace.”
He urged President Adama Barrow not to forget from where it all started, adding that politics is about serving the common interest of the people who are the sovereign owners of the nation.
“A responsible government does not walk away from challenges or pretending that they do not exist,” the GAP statement added.
“Poverty and inequality are the two most dangerous threats to Gambians and therefore it should be the focus of the government to find jobs, good health care system and the general improvement of the welfare of the people.”
GAP further explained that the Gambia can only emerge as a nation when the citizens know what the country has and how to effectively exploit it to the best interests of all the people.
The party also highlighted that the Gambia is blessed with resources and the government must ensure that these resources are not exploited by foreigners with little benefit to the nation.
“We urge the president to revisit the treaties signed with other countries to ensure that they are to the best interest and in line with the mandate given to him by the people.
A GAP government will do better in this area,’ the statement ended.