The Leader of Gambia for All Party, Hon. Bakary Bunja Darboe and Former Vice President in Sir Dawda Jawara’s PPP government has endorsed the candidature of United Democratic Party Leader, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe for President in run up to December Presidential Elections.
The news was announced at a joint presser by leaders of both parties late Saturday night at UDP leader’s Bureau in Pipeline after the signing of memorandum of understanding between UDP and GFA.
The content of the MOU seen by Alkamba Times said: “ By this Memorandum, the United Democratic Party and Gambia for All pursuant to their shared desire to bring about change for the better in the country and in keeping with the genuine aspirations of our people, in which the Gambia For All agree to endorse the United Democratic Party’s candidate in the forthcoming December 04 elections. In the context of the said Memorandum, Gambia For All accepts to desist from sponsoring a candidate to contest the said elections, but to instead endorse the candidate sponsored by the UDP.”
Within the framework of the stated Memorandum, the UDP and GFA will commit to work together and vigorously campaign for the victory of the UDP candidate who, for the purpose of the said election effectively becomes the candidate of both parties.
The MOU further stated: ‘ In line with the strategy of maximising the chances for victory, the two parties agree to maintain an open-door policy for other likeminded parties and other political forces who may wish to collaborate with the two parties as per the provisions of this agreement.’
The news came following yesterday signing of another MOU between Ex- President Jammeh APRC No Alliance Movement and Mama Kandeh Gambia Democratic Congress where the later endorses the former for the office of the President.