January 28, 2020

Outgoing Speaker of the West African Community Parliament, Rt. Hon.  Mustapha Cisse Lo has said the opposition leader in the Gambia had agreed to have dialogue with the ruling Government under the leadership of President Adama Barrow.

According to the Speaker this was as a result of a long discussion he had with opposition leader on Monday the 27th of January 2020.

He made this revelation at a dinner hosted in his honor by the Speaker of the Gambian National Assembly, Rt. Hon Mariam Jack Denton.

Over the weekend, the Gambian police had to use tear gas and rubber-coated bullets to disperse thousands of protesters calling for President Adama Barrow to step down, as reported in the media.

The Speaker in an unprepared ten minutes speech thanked his colleague MPs in the Gambia National Assembly, Speaker, Government and people for their warm hospitality and generosity.

“ECOWAS Parliament did not make a mistake for choosing the Gambia for the extraordinary section, I am proud we made the correct choice, as friends of mine everywhere including MPs have helped me in this journey”.

He added that as politicians some people will go and others will come, and in all things there is the need to retain a good and healthy memories as some have worked to advance the course of the sub-region.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com/Banjul