Diplomacy is the execution of our international policy and the management of our international affairs as the textbook definitions but we all know that diplomacy is much more than that, as an interaction between the Gambia and the outside world including Gambians abroad are done by these diplomats.
The recent press conference by the Secretary General of People's Democracy Organisation for Independence and Socialism, PDOIS, has sparked a furore of comments on Social media. What is clear from this press conference is that many of the commentators either did not listen to the press conference or either their grasp of English, the official language leaves a lot to be desired or downright malice aforethought towards this national hero whose stance during the impasse, may have saved our nation.
Reports reaching this paper intimated that the UDP's leader, Ousainou Darboe has been unduely influencing the decisions of the coalition leader Barrow, since Ousainou was released from prison with many of the decisions being reported made by Ousainou, from the controversial appointments of the vice president, Jallow Tambajang as well as the undue fair distribution of the cabinet positions with many saying he is in fact working hard to change the agreement from three years to five years.
The swearing in ceremony of the members of the new cabinet just concluded today at the Kairaba Hotel in Kolili, The Gambia, with what many termed as absolute domination by the President's original party with at least 4 of the most important government ministries gone to the UDP as opposed only one for the rest and two to PPP.