The political scene in the Gambia is currently in full swing with the unveiling of various presidential candidates in recent months and weeks for the forthcoming December presidential election. First, it was Mama Kandeh who launched a political party called Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) back in April to join the long list of existing political parties in the Gambia. Mr Kandeh 51, was an APRC National Assembly Member for Jimara constituency, but was expelled from the party in 2013.
There comes the history maker Dr Isatou Touray, who became the first female presidential candidate in the history of the Gambia. Dr Touray’s candidature is one of the most important development in the political scene of the country since 1994. Just as President Obama described Hillary Clinton at the Democratic Convention in July, I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Dr Isatou Touray to serve as president of the Gambia. Continue reading