As the race for the State House intensifies, former Gambian lawmaker Ramzia Diab has joined a growing list of those endorsing the country’s independent candidate, Dr. Isatou Touray.
Diab was accompanied by former UN diplomat and minister of health, pro-coalition advocate Fatoumata Tambajang to Touray’s office were the trio held a brief meeting.
Diab said a Touray presidency is in the best interest of The Gambia.
“Gambia is growing out of the past thus has no right to fail. We must always bear in mind that democratic change is the best guarantee; we cannot afford to destroy our country,” she said in her endorsement.
Touray, 61, has promised to create jobs, increase wages and reform the economy to encourage young people to stay in the country. She is seen as the solution to the opposition divide and to usher the country into a third republic through a democratic process.
Their endorsements came barely two days after several youths and civil society leaders endorsed the country’s first female presidential contender, hoping that she is possible solutions to the Gambia’s political predicaments.
Diab was nominated to the country’s National Assembly by President Jammeh before disagreements sprout forcing her to depart. She became a critic of Jammeh and his administration and has since been campaigning for Jammeh’s departure through opposition unity.