By Landing Ceesay
The Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray believed that President Barrow of the National People’s Party (NPP) would have 65% of votes in the December 4 election.
“The work President Barrow has done in this country, none of the past two regimes has done. So that is something taking this country forward and I believe that people will give him. (Barrow) their votes; because democracy is already in place and people’s rights have been respected, and he (Barrow) is uniting the people to maintain peace and stability. I believe that out of 100% of the votes. President Barrow will have 65% of the votes in the December 4 election,” she said.
Dr. Touray based her projection on the number of people seen at the rallies of the President during the 1st phase of the nationwide presidential election campaign in the rural Gambia.
“Actually, without anybody saying anything, the number of people that came in their numbers particularly the young people who actually have the votes you could see, you just know that the work his Excellency President Barrow is doing is really accepted by the people. ‘Alhamdulillah’, (thank God). There is great hope that President Barrow will win on December 4. Because what our eyes saw during the campaign in the rural Gambia is clear. Anywhere they go, people come out with their numbers to appreciate the work President Barrow has done for them. Even if you hate Barrow, the work he has done in these five years you will appreciate it,” VP Touray told journalists last night at the State House.
The Gambian President is seeking a second term in the December 4 presidential election. He would lock horns with his former Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ousainu ANM Darboe of the United Democratic Party (UDP); the National Assembly Member for Serekunda, Halifa Sallah of the People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS); the former National Assembly Member for Jimara, Mama Kandeh of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC); the former Director of The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh of the National Unity Party (NUP); and the former lead counsel of the Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC), Essa Mbye Faal, independent candidate.
The NPP leader and entourage would have a rest on Monday (today) for the presidential campaign; but would resume on Tuesday and stop 2 days before the election.