The Gambia Democratic Action Group (GDAG) has become the latest group to pull out of the Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in the Gambia (CORDEG).
The North Carolina based group followed into the footsteps of Lawyer Mai Fatty of the Gambia Moral Congress who parted with CORDEG shortly after it was formed. Some Gambian opposition parties, specifically the National Reconciliation Party, Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress and People’s Democratic Organization for Independence and Socialism, have never become members of CORDEG.
The decision to pull out of CORDEG, Mr. Conteh wrote, was “reached after serious deliberations and careful reviews of CORDEG’s operations and the role of GDAG in CORDEG.” Mr. Conteh was one of the brains behind the Raleigh Conference.
CORDEG, which is led by Dr. Abdoulaye Saine, was an offshoot of the May 2013 Gambia Conference for Democracy and Good Governance held in Raleigh, North Carolina.
According to the Raleigh Accord, CORDEG’s roles include putting in place a centralized coordinating mechanism that would coordinate the activities and efforts of the various opposition groups and camps, and in effect, serve as the face of the struggle to restore democracy, the rule of law and good governance to The Gambia.The proposed structure will not seek to usurp the roles/rights of the individual parties and groups, but will strive to coordinate their efforts and strategies with a view to achieving the desired results.”
However, since its formation, CORDEG has been the subject of public criticism. The leakage of its draft documents has only succeeded in heightening public mistrust.
Am waiting for Dr. Saine. Wahal li hew.
CORDEG needs a good re-think to win back trust and confidence. It is very sad that instead of pulling together in the fight against jammeh’s dictatorship, Gambians continue to bitterly hate each other since the collapse of NADD in 2006. This mistrust is too of a detriment at the moment, and it needs to be scaled back before it is too late.
Let’s straightened each other first so we get to Jammeh with clean hands. No room for people with ulterior agenda. Let Saine and team own their filth. Period.
Dr Saine aka Burr Sine-Saloum, what say you. You earned yourself the credentials of a manupulator in the NADD stalemate on 2006 through your unceremonious attack on Lawyer Darboe and your grotesque misinterpretation of the MOU to further that goal. Here you are again earning a position through skewed election. What does say about you, Burr Saine??
Dr Saine aka Burr Sine-Saloum, what say you?? You earned yourself the credentials of a manupulator in the NADD stalemate of 2006 through your unceremonious attack on Lawyer Darboe and your grotesque misinterpretation of the MOU to further that goal. Here you are again earning yourself a position through skewed election. What does say about you, Burr Saine??
Great Lafia the truthful. CORDEG executive shoot themselves on the foot.
We don’t need Burr of any nature. We can’t forgive destroyers.
This is sad, we cannot over come our allegiances to different factions.
Oh yes Lamin Jagne Narr. There is absolutely no doubt about that. CORDEG over zealous executive did shot themselves in the foot. No wonder Sigga Jagne Narr is no longer wearing high heels lol!!