Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, a former Vice president of The Gambia has expressed confidence and optimism that she will emerge the deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), describing herself as a game-changer.
Ms Jallow-Tambajang on Thursday appeared on ARISE News where she noted that her 35-years of experience championing democracy and being an architect of change in a country that has been under a dictatorship for 22-years has equipped her for the emergence as the deputy chairperson of the AUC.
“According to the constitutive act of the African Union, if the chairman is a man then automatically the deputy should be a woman and a woman of substance who can deliver and that has the know-how to handle an important department and decision on finance.
“I have the leverage and I am confident that I will be the best candidate for the position simply because of the experience I have had, 35-years of experience championing democracy and being an architect of bringing about change in a country that has been under a dictatorship for 22-years,” she told ARISE News.
“Many times political parties have tried to come together to speak as one voice, unfortunately, that didn’t happen, it was never sustained when I joined the game, so I am a game-changer, I am a trailblazer.
“If you look at my cv and you talk to a few people in The Gambia and in Africa, they would know that I have really been a champion of mobilising resources for the development of Africa,” she said.
By Abel Ejikeme