President elect Adama Barrow, has started identifying people who would be part of his cabinet, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. United Democratic Party Leader Ousainou Darboe, has been named for the portfolio of Vice President. Mr. Darboe’s name he been floated around the Transition Team, as a future Vice President pick, according to sources reaching us.

Naturally, having Mr. Darboe, a career lawyer and politician as President elect Barrow’s VP, will help and guild the new President in shaping the affairs and destiny of this nation. Mr. Barrow, is yet to formally make the announcement of Mr. Darboe’s appointment as his potential future VP.

Mr. Darboe, was sentenced to three years in jail together with his party officials on allegations of inciting violence and organizing a protest without permit. He was released from prison custody about a week ago.

Unless, President elect Barrow and his Transition Team rescind Darboe’s name from the list of folks shortlisted to be hired, our sources have hinted about Mr. Darboe being the number two man in Barrow’s government.

Sidi-Sanneh-In another development, the exiled former Jammeh Foreign Minister, and onetime Gambian Ambassador to Senegal, Seedy Morro Sanneh, has been named for the position of Foreign Minister.  Mr. Sanneh’s name has been floated around the Transition Team as Barrow’s Foreign Minister.

Mr. Seedy Sanneh, was fired from his Foreign Ministerial job by the Gambian dictator for unexplained reasons. He severed briefly in that post before he was booted out. He was later recycled and assigned to the Foreign Mission; this time as Gambia’s Ambassador to Senegal. Sanneh later got fired, and he migrated to the United States.

He has since been engaged in activism and blog writing to help usher political change in his native country. He was onetime named as among the Council of elders, who will help shape future of The Gambia, post Jammeh era.

So far seven Ministerial appointments have been made, but for now we will only publish the appointment of the duo. We will keep you posted with the other appointments in subsequent publications. 

Attempts to reach the Transition Team without success. 

Written By Pa Nderry M’Bai

Email: panderrymbai@gmail.com

Tel. 919-749-6319

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