The United Democratic Party has amended its constitution on Saturday banning public servants from holding positions in their national executive.
An adviser to President Adama Barrow and the former national youth president of the United Democratic Party has been disqualified by the party to hold any position in the party’s national executive, an electoral committee at the party’s 2018 congress confirmed on Sunday.
Based on the amended UDP constitution, Cham is disqualified to hold the position by the virtue of his employment as a public servant.
UDP amended its constitution on Saturday banning public servants from holding positions in their national executive.
Cham has nevertheless been nominated by a gentleman from Banjul. Cham’s disqualification has left Sulayman Saho, the National Assembly member for Central Baddibou, as the only choice for national youth president.
Meanwhile, Ousainou Darboe has gone unopposed as the leader of the United Democratic Party at the party’s 2019 congress being held at the Paradise Suite Hotel.
This has effectively made Darboe the leader of the party for the next two years.
Other leaders in the party that went unopposed are Dembo Bojang, the national president of the party; Yamoudow Jaye Yarboe, the deputy national president; Aja Mariam Secka, deputy party leader and deputy secretary general and Kemo Bojang, youth secretary general.
Several other candidates are nominated filling 33 positions in the party’s executive.