Jonathan hosts leaders of Gambia’s political parties


In continuation of his effort to assist with facilitating a conversation towards a consensus on the making of a new constitution for The Gambia, former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is hosting a three-day brainstorming session with leaders of the country’s main political parties in Abuja.

The engagement, which opened on Monday, has as participants, leaders of 15 political parties, and the leadership of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), an intergovernmental organization that is providing technical support for the consultations.

Mr Jonathan has been supporting the country’s ongoing constitutional review process to forge a workable national consensus since December 2020.

The session is to afford Mr Jonathan and the party leaders in attendance an opportunity to undertake a collective review of the progress that has been registered since the inter-party dialogue began in December 2020, with some specific recommendations carried forward to January 2021.

During the brainstorming session of 22 to 24 February 2021, party leaders will be invited to share thoughts and exchange views on the proposed agenda for the third…



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