Both Mr. Darboe and Barrow are aware of the influence such a Ministry has over issues relating to internal security and policing. State House sources quoted by Freedom said Mr. Barrow is not heeding to Darboe’s request. There is a potential fallout between the two over the vacant Interior Minister portfolio.
“Mr. Darboe has suggested someone’s name to be hired as Interior Minister, but president Barrow’s camp wants the president to hire his own Interior Minister. There is a confusion here in Banjul. For some reasons Mr. Darboe wants to install his own loyalist at the Interior Ministry,” said their source.
Meanwhile, President Barrow has traveled to Dubai, without his Foreign Minister Ousainou Darboe.