By Ramatoulie Jawo
President Adama Barrow, leader of the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) in the Gambia, has expressed his desire for his party to remain in power for many years to come, with new leaders emerging from within its ranks.
President Barrow says he envisions a transformation in Gambian politics, aiming to ensure the continued prosperity and endurance of the National People’s Party (NPP) beyond his own tenure as both the party’s leader and Secretary-General.
“I want the NPP to continue to be the ruling party from one leadership handing over to another. We should learn from the mistakes of others, where a party’s survival and identity revolve around one personality. The NPP is here to stay,” President Barrow wrote on his official Facebook page.
The President expressed his gratitude to Gambian philanthropists and businesses for their support of his party’s goals, and announced that they will be opening offices in CRR North, Lower River Region, North Bank Region, and Banjul.
“From the inauguration of the CRR South Regional Bureau in Bansang, the Regional Bureaus for CRR North and the Lower River will follow this week. We are also working on the North Bank, Banjul, and the National Bureaus. I thank all our Gambian philanthropists and business entities for supporting our party’s vision,” President Barrow said.
Barrow also called on all NPP members, from the leadership to the grassroots, to unite and work for the good of the party and the country.