• Sainey Darboe, Editor-in-chief

UDP top MP: Barrow should not be underestimated

Serekunda West parliamentarian, Madi Ceesay, has issued a chilling warning against complacency with the Barrow threat as 2021 elections cycle edges closer.

Madi Ceesay, MP for Serekunda West

In a statement published by The Standard newspaper, he said:


“It is my humble opinion that political parties should come together and remove Barrow. Coalition is the solution to remove an incumbent and I think any reasonable person should admit that fact. We need at least 2 or 3 political parties to come together. That is the solution. We should not under any circumstances underestimate him.


None of the sixteen political parties in the country should be underrated. To me, they are all powerful. If the 2020 draft constitution had passed with the absolute majority – political parties would have been forced to go into coalition at some point anyway. But now that is not the situation, I think there is a need for political leaders to consult among themselves to see how they can remove Barrow. I am convinced that a coalition is the solution”.


The former journalist-cum-legislator made efforts to allay fears despite his comments seemingly undercutting confidence in UDP’s ability to win the 2021 elections.


“That confidence is still there but coming together would be easier because with the way Barrow is behaving, he will go at any length to retain his presidency. So definitely, the earlier we separate the meat from the bones, the better. Barrow and his political novices may be dreaming in their ambition but the political parties should not take them for granted”.



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