The leader of GAP party, Musa Batchilly

By Adama Makasuba

The leader of Gambia Action Party, Musa Batchily, has slammed President Adama Barrow for holding political rallies at State House. 

Mr. Batchily told a local radio station on Monday via a telephone interview that the president should be concerned with addressing the country’s problems rather than accepting courtesy calls from delegations representing different regions of the country at the State House.

“The State House is an administrative house, it is a house that the president and his cabinet should be working to improve the livelihoods of the people and solving the country’s problems. It’s not a Bantaba for courtesy calls,” he said.

He said the State House should not be used as a venue where people from different parts of the country visit to lodge their concerns.

“If the president wants to find out about the problems and concerns of  people around the country, then he should embark on a nationwide tour. Like I said before there should be a venue for the president to meet the people. It should not be done at the State House as it is an administrative building.”

Mr. Batchily, who claimed that his GAP party is an administrative party, urged other political parties in the country to become administrative parties.

Last week, a large number of people from Kanifing and Lower River Regions paid a courtesy call on President Adama Barrow at State House to pledge their allegiance and support for his National Development Plan.

Couple of months ago, other regions like North Bank, West Coast, Kombo East, Kombo North and Upper River had made similar courtesy calls on the president.

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