President Adama Barrow is holding secret coalition talks with former president Jammeh’s ruling party, reports The Standard newspaper.

The former ruling party’s deputy spokesperson Dodou Jah told the paper that talks are underway for a possible coalition between Barrow’s National People’s Party (NPP) and Jammeh’s Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC). 

“I can confirm to you that we are discussing with the NPP and three other political parties – but we have not reached an agreement with anyone of them just yet,” Mr. Jah told The Standard newspaper.

“But any agreement we are going into will be in the interest of the Gambian people.”

Mr Jah said APRC’s precondition for any coalition agreement with President Adama Barrow is the “constitutional guarantee of giving Yahya Jammeh his dues as an ex-president and return all seized APRC assets.”

“I don’t know about other political parties but for NPP, we will not go into any agreement with them if they fail to give Jammeh his rights as a former head of state. 

“That cannot be comprised. We are not going to have an agreement with somebody who doesn’t respect the law.”

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