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PDOIS aims to facilitate the building of a Secular , Democratic, Sovereign Republic with each citizen serving in equal measure as a depository of the sovereignty of the Republic and, in concert with others, demonstrates equal ownership of public authority which is exerted in an informed manner to create a community of sovereign citizens who are equal in rights and freedoms irrespective ethno-linguistic origin, gender, religion ,philosophy, physical and other features, and further brings about a self- reliant and self- determined development by harnessing mineral and extractable resources to become architects of a self- reliant and self- determined destiny of liberty , dignity and prosperity, thus earning them an equal station with all other peoples in the world.

Civil Transformation: - Towards Gender Equality, and Equal Representation for all

Ensure that all instruments, institutions and normative practices associated with governance, are designed to affirm and consolidate the sovereignty of the citizen and protect and enlarge the liberty, dignity and prosperity of all.

A commission of Gambian jurists will be constituted to conduct a review of the Constitution and laws that different stakeholders deem to be unreasonable and unjustifiable in a democratic society, in consultation with the wider public and propose reforms that will be followed by a referendum.

Combat monarchical and self-perpetuating rule of the Presidency by promoting a national consensus on a one term mandate after transfer of power from the current administration, followed by  a constitutional amendment to introduce a two four-year term limit, as is the case in Nigeria and the USA;

Introduce Gender parity for two thirds of Cabinet posts and subject appointments and dismissal of Ministers to National Assembly approval;

Introduce proportional representation for two thirds of the seats in Parliament, so that one third of the membership will ensure gender parity and institutionalize it in preparing a selection list for the would-be occupants of those seats;

Eliminate the post of nominated members and replace it with a policy of proportional representation;

A Special Service Commission will appoint the Chief Justice subject to approval by the president and the National Assembly. It will appoint judges and magistrates in consultation with the judicial service commission. Judges and magistrates will be subject to removal only for misconduct or infirmity after a hearing before a tribunal, and the removal of judges will require the approval of the National Assembly.

Ensure Security of tenure of parliamentarians by subjecting them to removal only through the exercise of the right to recall by the electorate.

Encourage separation between party, business and state by requiring presidents to surrender party leadership positions. Entrust their Businesses to trustees and concentrate on being every body’s president.

Implement decentralisation and devolution of power by replacing Governors with Regional Permanent Secretaries representing the Ministry for Regional Administration.

Establish elected councils to administer villages, districts and regions.

Establish a jury system for district tribunals with presidents appointed by the Judicial Service Commission and removable only for misconduct, or infirmity ascertained by a tribunal.

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