NDAM Will not be Part of NADD Reunion- Waa Juwara

Monday, September 3, 2007

Following reports of a proposed meeting by some Gambians in the United States of America to discuss possibilities of reviving the disintegrated opposition alliance, NADD, Lamin Waa Juwara, the leader of NDAM, has indicated that NDAM would never be part of what he termed as an “ill-fated alliance” any more.

In an exclusive interview with this paper, Mr. Juwara opined that the Gambian opposition is out of business, charging that some people went into the alliance with ulterior motives. “Because under normal circumstances the Memorandum of Understanding, if there was commitment, should have been agreed upon within 2 weeks but it took us 2 years,” he said. He further expressed the belief that “there is lack of commitment and valuable time cannot be wasted and at the end of the day it is going to fail…That is the reality on the ground”, he added.

Mr. Juwara maintained that the Gambian opposition has failed and that until now no single political party is prepared to accept having made errors or failures, noting that they instead decided to put up what he called frail excuses. “How can you go forward if you don’t want to accept the reality?” he queried.

Mr. Juwara concluded that the most vital thing for the opposition is to ask themselves about what they have to do.

Author: By Abba A.S. Gibba & Ya-Sainey Gaye
Source: The Point