Former ruling party APRC and opposition Gambia Democratic Congress are in talks to form an alliance to unseat President Adama Barrow in the December presidential.

Lawyer Assan Martin, who and his team endorsed support for Gambia Democratic Congress to lead the country, said he is chairing the talks between the two parties.

Speaking to reporters at a news conference, Mr Martin said: “two major political parties engaged me to chair their negotiation to explore the beginning of a potential alliance, and the talks went well till they reached a stage when they felt that certain issues had to be decided by the leadership.”

”Let me emphatically say that APRC and GDC are still open to talks, and seal a deal depending on the meeting of their leadership”, he said. 

Martin noted that political parties can re-engage at any time soon, especially in the coming weeks.

“Despite the difficult political situation and the emergence of several new parties, myself and two other concern Gambians invited some political parties to discuss the strategic need of coming together were most of the party representatives at the meeting subscribe to the idea of working to form an alliance leading to a National Unity Government. 

“Almost all the parties present agreed to the needs of joining forces and resources to help effect change in December 4th 2021,” he added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba 

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