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GAMBIA: SO WAS HALIFA SALLAH RIGHT TO HAVE TURNED DOWN PRESIDENT BARROW’S MINISTERIAL OFFER?

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SO WAS HALIFA SALLAH RIGHT TO HAVE TURNED DOWN BARROW’S MINISTERIAL OFFER?
It appears Halifa Sallah made a correct call to have shunned president Adama Barrow’s offer to him as a minister.
Halifa rejected the proposal barely weeks following the formation of the Coalition government, a set up he was a key man of.
The PDOIS flag-bearer refused to accept the appointment instead opting to contest for parliamentary elections. His decision to decide against taking the job had him coming on the receiving end of derides amid widespread accusations with pro-government backers slamming him as a traitor.

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Defending his move, Sallah said being a parliamentarian accords greater powers for legislators to scrutinize the leadership, saying acceptance of the portfolio would have made him vulnerable to sacking by the president at will.
The saga took a protracted bumpy road with many criticizing the boisterous politician, a man now fondly dubbed as Mr. Constitution.
This prediction majority believe has come back haunting the current Coalition leaders serving as ministers and sacked today by Barrow.
The dismissal deals a big blow to the personalities of OJ, Mai Fatty, and Henry Gomez who it is understood harbored ambitions of contesting in the next presidential elections once Barrow’s suggested three-year term elapses.

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SOURCE: Gambia News

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