A State House meeting between the leaderships of the ruling National People’s Party and People’s Progressive Party has failed after the two parties could not reach an immediate agreement.

The two parties have been embroiled in a row over the upcoming local government elections, resulting in PPP leader and secretary general Kebba Jallow accusing President Adama Barrow of betraying their agreement after backing his re-election. 

After their State House meeting on Friday, PPP spokesman Ousman Jeng told reporters: “as at now we have not reach any agreement because the decision the party took to put up candidates to contest the local government elections was from the party central level. 

“So we have to go to the central level to inform them about what we have discussed here so that they can also give us their advice.”

However, he stressed that despite the meeting with the ruling party to resolve some of the issues, he said his party will put up candidates for the upcoming local government elections.

“If anybody thinks that PPP will not contest the local government elections you are making fond of yourself. PPP will contest the local government elections,” he reiterated.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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