By Buba Gagigo
After an extensive meeting on Sunday, the United Democratic Party (UDP) has resolved to take part in the upcoming national dialogue scheduled for tomorrow at the State House.
In an interview with Kerr Fatou, Almamy Taal, the UDP Spokesperson, emphasized the party’s commitment to dialogue, indicating their full participation in the meeting. However, he declined to confirm whether the party leader would be attending, reiterating the party’s intent to be actively involved in all proceedings.
“What I can tell you is that the party is committed to being fully engaged in all aspects of these discussions. Our stance on the process will be articulated tomorrow through our representation,” said Mr. Taal.
Amie Bojang Sissoho, Director of Press and Public Relations at the State House and head of the National Preparatory Committee for National Dialogue, previously announced President Barrow’s intention to convene political party leaders at State House on February 12th, 2024, for a significant dialogue session.
Following this announcement, Almameh Fanding Taal, UDP’s spokesperson, informed Kerr Fatou that the UDP would convene an executive committee meeting on Sunday to determine their participation in the National Dialogue with President Adama Barrow and other political parties.
Sources revealed to Kerr Fatou on Sunday that the UDP’s decision has been finalized. The UDP executive has opted not to send their party leader, Lawyer Ousainu Darboe, to the National Dialogue with President Barrow tomorrow. Instead, the UDP has designated National Assembly Member Alagie S. Darboe of Brikama North, UDP National President Aji Yamundow Yarbo, and former Finance Minister Amadou Sanneh as their representatives for the meeting. Almamy Taal did not confirm or deny our source’s revelations.