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Batchilly Said President Barrow Has 15% Support Ceiling In The Gambia

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Musa Yali Batchilly, Party Leader GAP

By Buba Gagigo 

The Secretary-General and Party Leader of the Gambia Action Party (GAP) Musa Yali Batchilly, said president Barrow, the candidate he supported in the last presidential elections, has a 15% support threshold among the electorate.

“I regretted because he (President Barrow) told me he wanted to change the system. The regime is already changed but he said he wanted to change the system. 35 percent of Gambians voted for Barrow for system change, 50 percent voted for Barrow so that the opposition that they are scared of is not in power, and his supporters are only 15 percent. I was part of the 35 percent of my people who believe in me. He opened his mouth and said he wanted to change the system, and that’s why I got in. Uncle OJ (OJ Jallow) is my witness. What pissed me off is there is no system change, that’s why I am angry,” he said.

The Gambia Action Party (GAP) leader says he tried to talk to the president but he was not given the opportunity; 

“I make an appointment to talk to him but they tell me different excuses. I knew it was foul play, so I kept quiet. During the Tobaski, they at least called us, and we supported him, I got insulted everywhere. I got a problem with Essa Faal, I countered Ba Ousainu (Lawyer Ousainu Darbo). I didn’t tell him not to call Ba Ousainu or Mama Kandeh but he should call us who supported him. He called Ba Ousainu who he said is his political opponent. Ba Ousainu came to my naming ceremony, Mama Kandeh came without my invitation but I couldn’t even get him (president Barrow),” he concluded.  

The Gambia Action Party (GAP) leader supported the president during the last presidential election but recently said president Barrow’s Government has lost its sense of direction.

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