QUESTION OF THE DAY
In the national Assembly elections of 2017 four political parties were the main drivers of Gambian politics – the UDP, APRC, GDC AND PDOIS. The NRP and PPP were seen to be in alliance with the incumbent who was then closely in alliance with the UDP.
The current reality has shown that the political atmosphere has changed. NPP, the party of the incumbent, has demonstrated its capacity to absorb most of the parties of the coalition and has now reduced the APRC from a driver of the political situation into an ally of the president.
GDC whose MPs deserted to the NPP is trying to hold its ground as one of the key drivers of the political process. As we head towards 30th October one could definitely see that the political parties, NPP, UDP and PDOIS appear to be the resilient. Whether GDC will build a partnership with others is yet to be fully evident. The electorate must watch the developments very closely as the country moves towards nomination day. Changes in politics could always occur when people least expect them.