President Barrow and Hamat Bah

By Adama Makasuba

The Barrow government has cleared the air over the remarks of the Tourism Minister, Hamat Bah about President Adama Barrow leading the National Reconciliation Party in the 2021 presidential election.

Last week, Hamat Bah said President Adama Barrow would contest under the ticket of the National Reconciliation Party in the 2021 presidential elections at a political rally in Sare Bojo.

Ebrima Sankareh, spokesperson of the government ruled out the remark
as authentic, saying it was a ‘politically provocative.’

Speaking to West Coast Radio on Thursday, Mr. Sankareh said: “Here
comes a candidate that he support and would not mind allowing him to
lead the NRP. But to suggest President Barrow has agreed in principle,
no, I don’t think so.”

He added: “I was there myself and we had a big crowd that was
uncontrollable at a certain point. And you know Hamat Bah being the
politician, he can be provocative sometimes. It was just another
demonstration of his support to the president.”

Also, Ebrima Sillah, Minister of Information Communication and
Infrastructure said: “What Hamat really meant was that he wishes
Barrow could be a candidate for the National Reconcilation Party in
2021 presidential election.

“This is how it was said…unfortunately when something is said in the local language and translated in English there is a lost in translation somewhere.”

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