In an exclusive interview with The Standard yesterday, Colley said from the onset he had called for the abolition of camps based on regions or tribes in football politics and this message seemed to have been well heeded by the different campaign groups in Saturday’s elections.
‘If you look at the choice of the executive line ups for both campaigns who will see that both have endeavored to nominate names that comprises different tribes and regions. This is a very good development and it now resulted into the election of a very well ethnically and regionally balanced executive committee which to some extent reflect the diversity of the Gambian people,” he said.
The NSC boss said the Normalisation Committee had done a perfect job in presiding over free and fair elections winning praises from even the defeated campaign members. “The NC made good on their promises and respected the term limit sanctioned by Fifa and they must be commended for that too,” Colley said.
He also commended the sports journalists for reporting the election process with fairness. “As a council, we put a lot of respect on balanced coverage of sports news and politics and I think the journalists have generally done well,” he concluded]]>