Henry predicts GPDP presidency in 2021


By Amadou Jadama Just back from Brikama-Ba, CRR Henry Gomez, leader of the Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress, a member of the governing coalition government, has predicted that he will be the president of The Gambia in 2021, the next presidential election. Gomez was speaking in an interview with The Standard immediately after being re-elected as leader of the party at their biannual congress on Saturday at Brikama-Ba. “By the grace of God I will be the head of state by 2021. I may not have been to university but I have the exposure and experience to run this country. I know the needs of the poor people, the young people, and if I could make it in Europe I don’t see why I cannot make it here in The Gambia,” he said. Asked how a small party like the GPDP could achieve such a feat, Henry said it takes more than such considerations to become president. “What has Yahya Jammeh got more than you and me before becoming president? Didn’t Adama Barrow become the president of this country after only three months?” he quizzed. He continued: “My brother, I am more exposed than all these political leaders. They might have learnt more than, read more books than me but when it comes to exposure and practical life experience, none can rival me. I spent 31 years in Europe, built a company that employed different nationalities even the Europeans. I believe in one thing, home for the homeless but no mercy for the merciless, and if I become president, I will say all those who were dogs will be goats and those who were goats will be dogs; that is why I said MOBEE YEE BALOU.” GPDP leader finally called on his party militants to respect other party leaders and never involve in politics of insults. All 21 executive positions were filled unopposed except two positions, the National youth mobilizer and deputy national youth mobilizer. The new executive is led by Henry Gomez himself while Isatou Darboe is deputy party leader. Khaddyjatou Samateh won the position of National youth mobilizer by 42 votes against Sulayman Colley who polled 12 votes. Fatoumata Gaye is the national women mobilizer while Abdouli Mendy is party Spokesperson assisted by Lamin Jawara.]]>