“I’m sorry. I’m not in the lineage of Yahya Jammeh. I don’t accept what he and his government have done. I’m the first person to condemn him but I think we need healing in the country. “So we can let him free. I know a lot of people would be mad at me about that,” he told the Star FM revival show on Wednesday.
Professor Dumbuya said that a DP government has a very good compensation plan for the victims of the APRC government, noting that his government will sponsor children whose parents were killed by the regime of former President Jammeh of the elementary school to university.
“The wives of those killed by Jammeh’s government would also be paid for a period of time or until they have husbands,” he added, noting that he would use Nelson Mandela’s policy to reconcile the Gambians.
The new politician claimed there was no real democracy in the country, claiming politicians were breaking their promises to the public. He added that democracy has gone beyond freedom of speech.
However, he said DP believed in the principle of true democracy and would give Gambians what they had been waiting for decades.
He promised that after two weeks of victory he would send a bill limiting two terms to the National Assembly to strengthen democracy in The Gambia.
Speaking further, he said: “The DP will not form a coalition with any party and we will win the elections.” He has justified that the coalition is not in the best interest of his party.
On national development
The Washington Adventist University professor said The Gambia is not developing at all, arguing that the country’s roads are still congested and the sewage system is very poor. This, he said, is a signal that nothing is going well in the country.
âThere cannot be a serious economic system if the transport system is poor,â he argued, adding â20 years ago The Gambia was equal to Senegal in terms of development, but now The Gambia. cannot be compared to Senegal in terms of infrastructure â.
Professor Dumbuya claimed he had not seen a single project initiated by the Barrow administration and said all of his projects were inherited from the APRC government.
DP targets Gambians
He said the DP will implement the recommendations of the commissions; remove unnecessary detentions. “I’m going to bring out a useless supply bill that will go into buckets of ministers and MPs,” he promised.
Dumbuya is also committed to modernizing the agricultural sector to facilitate the work of farmers and start production; fight crime by investing heavily in electricity, shopping malls, skill centers and other areas to reduce unemployment.
He said that a DP government would standardize the health sector internationally.