The Acting Secretary General of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) , Omar Jallow alias OJ, told journalists that the 30th December incident is a wake-up call for all Gambians particularly the Jammeh regime. OJ was addressing a press conference at his Pipeline house Saturday 10 January 2015.
He call on THE government OF the Gambia to go back to the drawing board and come up with reforms particularly in the area of human rights, rule of law, establishment of an Independent electoral body. He said elections are processes and not a one off thing. Elections itself in not enough. From registrations, to canvassing of votes to the counting of votes is all part of the electoral processes.To consider a free election the above must be seen to happen.
We the PPP is calling on government to set up an independent commission of enquiries to look into all the event of the fail attempted coup. The PPP is challenging the Jammeh regime to respect the rule of law and allow the due process of the law to take place.
OJ said his party the PPP abhors violent political change because they were a victim of an illegal military takeover in 1994.
He said his party is convincing that the Gambia needs a better government and leadership to bring about to desired democratic system.
The out spoken politician said all hopes are not lost in elections; he is sure with a coalition of oppositions, they can win the 2016 elections if the field is leveled.
Jallow used this press conference and extend his condolences to all families who lost their lives in December 2014.
He also use the occasion to called on the international community that the government of the Gambia play by the rule of law; and that Jammeh should ease the security stranglehold on Gambians.