COMMISION FINDINGS/GOVERNMENT WHITEPAPER SELECTIVE AND UNACCEPTABLE, FTJ
Leader of the Gambia’s opposition Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) Hon Fabakary Tombong Jatta has enjoined on the international community who brokered joint declaration, resolution between the former President Yahya Jammeh to caution the reigning head of state Adama Barrow to respect the agreement that led to the peaceful resolution of the political standoff that gripped the West African state following a disputed elections in December 2016.
Jatta made this call on Wednesday at a press conference convened in his residence at Tallinding in reaction to the a commission recommendation and government whitepaper .
The learned politician is overseeing the affairs of the party following the departure of ex Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to equatorial guinea in January 2017.
He condemned the freezing/seizure of assets belonging to former head of state as per the findings by commission instituted by Adama Barrow as unfair, biased and unacceptable.
He reminded the freezing/seizure of assets belonging to former head of state as per the findings by commission instituted by the new Gambian Minority President Adama Barrow to probe into the alleged financial miscarriages of his predecessor, government and close associates during the 22year era contravenes the joint declaration made by the the coalition government, former government, UN, AU and Ecowas.
In one of the clauses in the joint declaration Jatta went on, was the immunity to ownership of the seized assets belonging to former President Jammeh, his family, top government officials and business associates which the parties consented to.
Jatta was quick question President Barrow’s decision to reject certain recommendations made by the Janneh commission and cabinet whitepaper for two of his top aides, finance minister and head of protocol be dismissed immediately for their alleged involvement in the financial journeys of the ex head of state while serving under the same capacities while place a lien/ban on certain ex gov’t officials who carried out similar roles to the duo.
He described the President’s move as selective, bias and partial for punishing others while let others go scot-free.
Jatta avowed to continue engaging the international community and parties to the joint declaration to endure President Barro respects the joint declaration.