Professor Momodou Bah, an aspiring independent candidate in the upcoming presidential election, said he had done a lot and enough to get his homeland to run for president on December 4.
Bah was speaking at a press conference intended to declare his candidacy within the framework of the movement of African federalism and republican orientation (AFRO); held in a local restaurant in Sinchu Alhagie village, West Coast region.
Professor Bah, also founder of the Pro-Gambia movement said “I contributed enormously to the peaceful political changes in the country in 2016 when I was leading the Pro-Gambia movement. In the 2016 presidential election, I met with the All-Party Committee (IPC) and discussed free and fair elections with them. “
“At this conference, I told the participants that I am not here for the political parties or for the security personnel.
He added that during his studies at Cheik Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, he organized a peace table which aimed to foster unity, peace and cooperation between Gambia and Senegal as a result of ‘a series of allegations that former President Yahya sponsored the Casamance rebel group. “It shows my love for The Gambia.”
In this regard, he said: “The time for change through Professor Bah has come. “
The young Pan-Africanist and new Gambian politician justified his call for change, saying that President Adama Barrow has not met the expectations of Gambians.
He called on everyone to accompany him to State House in order to change the status quo. Bah said he knows how poverty has affected the average Gambian and if he is empowered he will tackle the main constraints of the average Gambian.
Young politicians said once empowered he would work with Gambians to alleviate the horrific traffic jam by building modern standard roads and providing a thousand buses to facilitate the transport of goods and services.
Speaking further, he said, his government would tackle the state of insecurity and poverty to improve the condition of Gambians and all residents of The Gambia.
“Under my government, I will ensure that there is clean and affordable water in every home in this country,” he said.
“I will prioritize defense. Under my presidency, I will create elite schools that will train our security officers to be brought up to date with the challenges of the 21st century.”
Bah, who holds a double master’s degree in African and post-colonial studies, estimated that his government would move the country’s capital to the center of the country, particularly between the towns of Farafenni and Soma to reduce traffic congestion in the Greater Banjul (GBA) as well as connecting the new capital to Dakar, Casamance and Mali.
In conclusion, he called on Muslims and Christians in The Gambia to work together to develop the country and say no to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people in the country.
The young Pan-Africanist said these practices are contrary to the fundamental moral values and ethics of good Muslims and Christians in The Gambia.