Gambian opposition politicians are said to be very easy going, down to earth and kind. To the extent the socialist party of PDOIS have leaders – Sidia Jatta and Halifa Sallah – who wear what locals referred to as ‘asobi‘ or same colour dress. The UDP leader is also a simple and down to earth man but he enjoys wearing fine dresses. Lawyer Ousainou Darboe graces occasions of his party supporters every weekend, and makes efforts to be presentable.
The NRP leader Hamat Bah on the otherhand is seen as a flamboyant person who also dresses well. The leader of GMC Mai Ahmed Fatty is another humble dresser. The PPP head is also a humble and easygoing political figure. Omar Amadou Jallow drank from the honey pot in the Jawara but he has proven his worth.
However, we have to add that PDOIS leadership have started enjoying fine clothes too. Halifa Sallah was recently spotted in a fine ‘dowme‘ dress. The question that we need to ask is how to measure the simplicity, approachability and humility of our politicians?
Arrogance, fame, elitism and community standing can easily go in a man’s head. The President of Uruguay always amazes people. Read his story below and see whether his conduct will not surprise you. You do not darw compare him to the Gambian dictator who dresses in very expensive attire and drives in convoys of expensive fleet of vehicles. President Jammeh is so obsessed with luxury that he snatches latest cars from their bonafide owners.
Who is more down to earth among the Gambian politicians? My buddy Sedia Jatta is married to a young lady and is easy going whilst enjoying Wulli; Sam Sarr comes from a wealthy land owning Serrekunda family; Lawyer Darboe is a successful provincial pride who has fine residences; Hamat Bah is a business man while Halifa Sallah was born with silver spoon in his mouth.
All these true patriots have continued to sacrifice their precious time, energy and resources all these men sacrifice their country and its people. Have they come closer to President Jose Mutica?
Culled from Huffington post
A hitchhiker was caught off-guard when a world leader offered to give him a lift.
Gerhald Acosta was looking for a ride on his way home from his job at a paper mill plant in southwestern Uruguay, earlier this month. He later explained in a Facebook post that though several cars passed him, an SUV with a government license plate pulled over, according to . Upon getting inside, Acosta realized that Uruguayan President Jose Mujica and his wife, Sen. Lucia Topolansky, were in the vehicle.
“I know this woman. It was Lucia, with Manuela the dog, and Pepe (Jose) in the front seat,” Acosta told El Observador, according to Fox News Latino. “I couldn’t believe it. The president was giving me a ride.”
The president and his wife had been on their way to their residence when they picked Acosta up, according to El Observador. The hitchhiker said that Mujica was concerned about why Acosta, who had to return home unexpectedly, needed a ride.
Acosta said that though the ride was a brief one, he was moved by the couple’s gesture.
“When I got out, I thanked them profusely because not everyone helps someone out on the road, and much less a president,” he told El Observador.
While Mujica’s decision to pick up the hitchhiker was a kind one, the leader is widely known for his acts of compassion. During a television interview in Montevideo last November, Mujica paused to give money to a man in need.
The leader has even been nicknamed “the world’s poorest president,” thanks to his decision to donate 90 percent of his salary to charity. When speaking about the money he actually keeps, Mujica told El Mundo, according to Univision’s translation, “I do fine with that amount; I have to do fine because there are many Uruguayans who live with much less.”