Thousands from West Coast Region show support to President Barrow
In what appears to be a clear message to the Gambian people that President Barrow has his eyes firmly fixed on the price, the recently concluded gathering at the State House where scores of people from the West Coast Region expressed solidarity with the president highlighted a glimpse of what is to come in the Gambian political trajectory.
The meeting came on the hills of the recent chaos in the West Coast Region where factions of UDP militants were closed to fist fights during their congress to select the new executive committee of the UDP Western Region chapter.
Addressing the gathering at the State House, President Barrow stated unequivocally, that he is the president of the entire Gambia, and not just a single party, religion or tribe.
‘’In the spirit of national reconciliation and social cohesion, and aware of the fact that I am everyone’s president, I wish to tell the people of Foni that they are part of my family. I will never overlook you or anyone for development simply because you are not with me’’.
According to a media release from the Office Of The President of The Republic of The Gambia, the people of the West Coast "came out in an unprecedented way to send an unequivocal message that they are fully behind President Barrow and his development agenda. Thousands of supporters from across the region thronged the Grand Tent at the State House in Banjul to express solidarity and send a simple clear message that ‘‘we are with you, Mr. President!’’ Expressing his optimism for the future of the country, President Barrow assured the gathering that his government is on track to bring groundbreaking and unprecedented development projects that would significantly impact the lives of ordinary Gambians. He called for the people to rally behind his development agenda indicating that "the time for politics was long gone."
in an apparent show of delight at the sight of the large number of supporters from the most important region of the country in terms of demographic importance in elections, The Gambian president declared:
‘’This is my congress, and I am sure no congress would be bigger’’ "at a time when political parties are convening statutory congresses, to much rupture and applause, the release stated According to the media advisory, "the delegates, who spoke on behalf of the region, assured the President of their unconditional support, pointing out that they came to the meeting on their own volition. They used the opportunity to highlight their development needs calling for the intervention of the government in various areas to expand electricity supply in various communities that are not connected, clean drinking water and feeder roads to ease communication."