By Omar Bah
The vice president, Dr Isatou Touray, has said that President Adama Barrow is chosen by God and whosoever refuses to follow him is disobeying God.
Addressing a large crowd from Lower River Region at State House Saturday, VP Touray said: “When God is choosing or removing leaders he doesn’t consult anyone. Barrow stands for the truth and God always stands by those who stand for the truth. The international community has checked his government and asserted that he is on the right track. They have also established that he is not abusing his powers. Everything is transparent and people are going about their businesses uninterrupted. Barrow stands for the truth and he is supporting women of this country.”
Madam Touray said President Barrow is hundred percent behind Gambian women and urged her fellow women to put their weight behind him.
“We should support the president so that God will help us to better our country. We are not in the time of politics and all our attentions should be focused on helping the president. You know I am a human rights activist and if the president deviates from his mandate I will tell him,” she said.
She said Gambians should understand that what was broken in Jammeh’s 22 years rule cannot be fixed in two years.
“Those who are using social media to destabilize this country should stop. Let us avoid using social media to say anything we feel like saying even if we know it is not right.
“We should embrace love and oneness. Over the years we have seen how Yahya Jammeh terrorized this country and embezzled our funds. All the institutions in this country were dead. To fix this, we have to support the president,” she asserted.
The vice president also assured the visiting people of LRR that the president has noted all their concerns and they will be addressed.
Also speaking on the meeting, President Adama Barrow said he will continue to work with the people of LRR to bring the much needed development in the area.
“Thank you to the people of Lower River Region for standing in solidarity with the development aspirations of my government. I was truly happy to receive you in your thousands. Your region has been neglected for far too long but I promise that will no longer be the case. No region of the country deserves to be punished or isolated from national development for political reasons,” he asserted.