Halifa roasts Tambajang for scooping coalition credit
By Sainey Darboe:
The leader and Secretary General of PDOIS, Hon. Halifa Sallah,has declared as “fairytale” statements attributing the founding of the 2016 coalition of political parties that led to the defeat of president Yahya Jammeh to former Vice President Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang.
Addressing the National Assembly debate session yesterday attended by the Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray, Hon. Halifa Sallah clarified:
“The coalition was possible because the leader of a certain party I don’t want to mention was in prison. I first called the candidates of the parties because it would have been impossible to build a coalition through the parties directly.
I told Dembo Bojang if the coalition succeeds it will be a legacy for him.He said I should be the chair, but I said no and he agreed but asked for Fatoumatta Tambajang to join her as co-chair”.
Halifa went on to add that giving credit for the coalition to Fatoumatta Tambajang constitutes “fairytale”.
His comments come hard on the heels of an announcement by Fatoumatta Tambajang that the 2016 coalition that led to the election of President Barrow has agreed for him to stay on for five years instead of three years “gentleman agreement”.