A weekend of intense politics rages in Banjul with various political parties holding massive rallies across the country from Busumbala and Sukuta in the west coast, Farafenni in north bank to Banjul, the capital.
Barely four months to a high stakes polls, parties are testing their power and strength ahead of the crucial December presidential elections.
The United Democratic party of veteran politician, Ousainou Darboe held a rally in Busumbala pulling a huge turnout while President Barrow and new comer, Essa Faal both had impressive meetings in Banjul and Sukutain the West Coast Region.
The political el classico, Mama Kandeh of the Gambia democratic congress, a man who pulled third in his first contest behind then incumbent Yahya Jammeh in the 2016 Presidential elections also scored a massive turnout as GDC party supporters and loyalists staged another rally in the North bank town of Farafenni where many communities are regarded as GDC strongholds.
Some political pundits fear the December polls will be a crucial decider for many Gambians who are deeply impatient for an all inclusive and accountable government.
President Barrow whose party recently formed an Alliance with the party of ex President Jammeh confidently told party supporters at the Banjul meeting that victory for the NPP is a forgone conclusion referencing the strong NPP/APRC merger.
In Busumbala UDP Leader, Ousainou Darboe also reminded cheering supporters that a UDP government is imminent promising an administration that will finally salvage Gambians. Darboe said Barrow, a former UDP man will be taught a lesson he will never forget in his political career.
Essa Faal, who rose to fame following his brilliant performance at the truth commission also pulled a surprising crowd in his hometown Banjul, the Gambia’s island capital and seat of the presidency.
Mr Faal said he should the given a chance by Gambians and described himself as the best man for the top job at No.1 Marina Parade.
Meanwhile, the Citizen Alliance led by Dr Ismail Ceesay and Independent Candidate, Alagie Kurang both newcomers are also canvassing for votes using community door to door outreach campaigns in rural Gambia and across the metropolis.