Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is hosting a three-day brainstorming session with leaders of the 15 main political parties from Gambia, as part of efforts to build a consensus around making a new constitution for the country.
This was contained in a statement titled, “Former President Jonathan hosts leaders of Gambian political parties in Abuja over the new constitution,” made available by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja.
The interface 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, providing technical support for the consultations.
Jonathan has been supporting the country’s ongoing constitutional review process to forge a workable national consensus since December 2020.
The session will afford the former President and his guests 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 brought forward to January 2021.