By Buba Gagigo
The Citizens’ Alliance leader (CA), Dr. Ismaila Ceesay has said that the National People’s Party (NPP) leader, President Adama Barrow was better than the rest of the candidates in the 4th December 2021 presidential election.
“Under the circumstances, NPP was better in my view. One of the reasons is people want to leave in peace. We have seen the insults, intimidations, and NPP was not engaged in that. It was my view at that time that President Barrow was better for the Gambia and that’s why I supported him. There is no permanent enemy or permanent friend in politics. politics is interest. Party interest, country interest, and personal interest. Everybody knew the choice (for the last presidential election) belongs to two parties- UDP and NPP. And for me, for stability and continuity, I think Barrow was the best at that time,” he told Kerr Fatou on Thursday.
The CA leader said that the time he was referring to President Barrow ‘clueless’, he (Barrow) does not understand the dynamics of governance.
“When I was referring to him clueless, President Barrow does not understand the dynamics of governance at that time. You (interviewer) focus a lot on consistency in politics, there cannot be consistency in politics. Politicians who are consistent in politics, they failed consistently in politics. Politics is a dynamic theater and as a politician without giving away, or undermining basic principles and morality, we have to make these off based on existing stuff, we adapt to changing circumstance,” he concluded.
Citizens’ Alliance former National President, Dominic Mendy has accused Dr Ismaila Ceesay of receiving vehicles from President Barrow and secretly campaigning for him in December presidential election.
However, Dr Ceesay denied the allegation of receiving vehicles from the President, but confessed that he facilitated only a vehicle from the National People’s Party for CA members who wanted to campaign for Barrow’s re-election; following his unlawful disqualification by the Independent Electoral Commission.