By Buba Gagigo
Natural Unity Party [NUP] has unveiled its Standard-Bearer for the 4th December presidential 2021.
“The National Executive Committee of the National Unity Party [NUP] under the stewardship of National Chairperson Mr Ousman Jammeh [former Minister of Foreign Affairs & Gambians Abroad and one-time Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service, Office of the President] wishes to announce the appointment of Mr Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh as NUP’s Secretary General and Standard-Bearer with effect from 23rd August 2021,” the party said in a statement.
Mr Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh now standard-bearer for the NUP, was the Director General of The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for over 9 years and banks a combined unblemished 35 years of distinguished public service career with an inspirational reputation for excellence in leadership and administration, the statement added.
The standard-bearer of the Party will serve for no more than two consecutive terms both at the helm of the party and as a President of The Gambia when elected.
The National Unity Party was established in August 2018 and registered with the Independent Electoral Commission [IEC] on 5th October 2020.
A cardinal philosophy of the party’s founders was to build a people’s movement with a shared vision and interest in national development to create a merit-based government.
To set the standards, a resolution was adopted at inception that none of the founders shall vie for the positions of Party Chairpersonship or Presidential candidacy, according to the party dispatched.