By Buba Gagigo
The President and leader of the National People’s Party (NPP) said his party is the biggest and would win majority of the parliamentary seats in the 9th April election.
“We are embarking on our national campaign again, but this time it’s to go and thank the people for voting me for a second term. That is a vote of confidence that means the people have trust in me and now it’s very, very clear which party is the biggest party, whom the Gambian people choose to rule this country for the next five years.
“But I can’t rule it alone, I have partners and my partners are the National Assembly Members. So that is why I am embarking on this tour to go and support the National Assembly Members and also the Gambian people. It is clear knowledge, it is scientific, the figures are there to speak for themselves that we are the biggest party and we have the majority and we will maintain that,” the president told journalists at the Banjul Ferry terminal as he commenced his traditional nationwide tour today ending on 31st March.
President Adama Barrow with his team was expected to conduct meetings in Barra, Kerr Cherno, and wrap-up the day in Daru Lowen, in Jokadou.
Meanwhile, Section 222 (15) of the 1997 Constitution provides for the President to undertake a nation-wide tour at least twice a year in order to familiarise himself or herself with current conditions and the effect of government policies.
Contrary to the purpose of the nationwide tour as per the Constitution, a dispatch from NPP stated that the tour will give Barrow the opportunity to ask electorates throughout the country to vote for the NPP candidates in the 9th April election.