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GAMBIA: MY PROBLEM WITH ADAMA BARROW’S CABINET RESHUFFLE

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BY: Momodou Ndow

On reshuffle day (last week), I asked this question “Coalition or Collusion?” On March 4th 2017, I wrote “Not So Good Faith”. So you be the judge. A screenshot of the post is attached below too, balama guy yee di waydi. Hamna len! 😆. I saw all this coming. 👇👇👇

Not So Good Faith

Here is exactly what UDP and NRP agreed to when they joined the coalition. “We have agreed to PUT ALL DIFFERENCES ASIDE to put a transitional government in place that would initiate constitutional, electoral, institutional, administrative and managerial reforms that would make justice guide our action towards the common good and further unify our diverse people to create a democratic system which enables EACH PARTY to have equal access to the media and seek the mandate of the people in a free, fair and GENUINE ELECTION AFTER A THREE YEAR TRANSITION.”

But we now know that UDP and NRP did not agree to this in good faith based on their desire to contest parliamentary elections under their own party ticket. To be able to achieve the goals set forth by the coalition, UDP and NRP should remain in the coalition and contest parliamentary seats as part of the coalition. The goal to initiate constitutional, electoral, institutional, administrative and managerial reforms can only be archived through the legislature, and only if UDP and NRP don’t go solo. And if in fact they decide to act on their desire to seek parliamentary seats under their respective party tickets, they will break the agreement, dwarf the goals that were set forth by the coalition, and seriously betray the Gambian trust.

The aim here was to not only unseat Goloh, but to lay a foundation by working together during the three-year transition period and make the necessary structural changes. Gambia first and party second. Anything less will be uncivilized! The only result the UDP and NRP move will guarantee, in my view, is President Barrow’s failure since he was elected as an independent candidate. In addition, it will also compromise Mr. Darboe’s loyalty to President Barrow in the executive. Mr. Darboe cannot have the interest of the coalition in the executive and have UDP’s interest in the legislature, the two conflict. Mr. Darboe is still the UDP leader as far as I know.

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Pata PJ Erm… the Parties ran on their respective party tickets, National Assembly done and dusted with absolutely NO partisan posture from the members. NONE of the reforms got hindered by the outcome of the NA elections. 😉

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Momodou Ndow You don’t get it, Pata PJ. I pointed at the conflict of interest then because they had already abandoned the agenda of the coalition and working for their party interests. There is too much conflict of interest when working for a coalition government aSee More

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Pata PJ Lol nope. Your argument is quite inconsistent with the the part you quoted. The parties choosing to comment on their own platform is NOT breach for the said agreement didn’t say anything about that. Now if your argument is about the spirit of together See More

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Momodou Ndow Pata PJ, here is our exchange then, and my argument remains the same!

Pata: Mo Ndow the part of the MoU you quoted isn’t in variance with what NRP/UDP/GMC proposed. They’re proposing that you need not resign from your party to be in parliament to supSee More

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Pata PJ Momodou Ndow lmao. What does this serve? I maintained the same argument even before you brought up the old comments. I’m repeating that the outcome of the National Assembly elections did nothing to hinder the reforms agenda. Why crying over spilled milk?

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Momodou Ndow Who is crying. Just pointing out that I knew this was gonna get us to were we are now!

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Pata PJ Momodou Ndow where are we that you’ve predicted that the bumpster in Katchically didnt know? That all these parties want to dominate? 🤔
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 You seek vindication in wrong places lol
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Momodou Ndow Gambians need to stop using the word “vindication”. What to be vindicated about or from? If I was a word, I wouldn’t want to be “vindication” or “intellectual”. Gambians will kill me bon. 😆

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Pata PJ I think you are right. Let’s drop that. Now, you love the ‘I told y’all so’ in wrong places lol

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Momodou Ndow No, just showing that Darboe was never interested in the coalition and its agenda. We had one because he was absent and threatened to challenged the MOU in court. His focused has always been UDP no matter what the collateral damage. That’s what he’s beSee More

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Pata PJ Momodou Ndow we apologize that he is out now. We’ll ask him to go back to prison just so you guys can breathe

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Momodou Ndow That’s not the point and you very well know what it is. I have made my point and will leave it there!

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Pata PJ That’s what I thought. You’ll leave it there.

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Momodou Ndow Good thinking this time around. Since you want to stay nyaamoe kono, mbay tula jay. Mann morm yayfi doff doff lu, ndaa tejay!

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Fatou Sagnia Momodou Ndow, you nailed it. The Coalition cannot co-exist alongside individual parties. The moment Darboe insisted that he won’t allow UDP to die; meant that the Coalition was going to be dismantled. I don’t blame Darboe though because he wasn’t part of the Coalition. I blame the Coalition members who didn’t stand together to defend the coalition. None of them spoke up in defense of the 3 year agreement because of personal gain, except for OJ, and he paid the price (but kept his integrity..)
I better not hear any peep from the rest abt defending the agreement when the fall out of favor with either Barrow/Darboe.

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Momodou Ndow Fatou Sagnia, I saw the pile long time ago, but they said I was being cynical then, and now they say I am being “I told you so.”. Well, regardless, I smelled the 💩😆

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Omar Barry Did APRC joined the coalition too?
Rehiring ministers from the previous government before the commission concludes set a bad precedent.

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Momodou Ndow Lol! Omar Barry, good question! APRC is replacing coalition members.

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Omar Njie Momodou Ndow conflict of interest is non-existent in our Gambian vocabulary. I.mean we’re so receptive to it that you sound Chinese foreign when you start to sound the alarm bells! No separation of powers!

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Momodou Ndow Bro, even our lawyers don’t want to understand it. Smh.

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Omar Njie Lol….Checks and balances dead! Chei Gambia! And under the watch of Gambia Lawyer Baa 😂😂😂

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