By: Almama Kamaso
Gambia government will not ban the APRC party but it is up to Gambians whether they still want the APRC or not, says Falang Sonko the UDP Kanifing Municipal regional Campaign manager.
He was addressing a mass political rally at Latri Kunda German ahead of the April 12 local government elections. Sonko who was a victim of the APRC/Jammeh administration told a large crowd that Gambians are no more fools and that the 22 years of destruction and trampling on innocent citizens’ rights are over. “No one can be fooled today,” he says, while calling on the UDP party supporters to use their political rights by voting for both councillor Ba musa Bah of Larti Kunda ward and Mayor Talib Bensouda.
In making reference to the independent candidates, Sonko questioned who will give your votes to some who do not belong to any group of people but a standalone? “The independent candidates do not need to be supported as these are people who do not trust an organised group why then will people trust them?” He called on his party supporters to come out massively on the day of the elections and vote for the UDP candidates across the country and that way, the remnants of APRC will be wiped off.
Bamusa Bah, the aspiring ward councillor told the people that he was aware of the issues in the ward as he was born and brought up there and so needed not to be told. He went on to promise one thing – that is trying to develop the ward when voted into office. Bah said he would rely on sections of the Local Government Act which empowered councillors to plan and bring development to tax payers.
Taking the stage, the Mayoral candidate, Talib Bensouda who was going around giving moral support to the UDP candidates told the crowd that supporters must come out in their numbers and vote in for the ward councillors. “If you vote them in come April 12th 2018 and on May 12 2018, vote me in then you are assured of development,” Bensouda remarked.
Sanjally Darboe, the Regional Coordinator urged all UDP supporters to vote for the UDP candidates where ever in the country as that was the only positive way forward. “This country needed to be developed and free from retrogression as experienced in the last 22 years of dictatorship,” he added.
The occasion was graced by Hon Madi M.K.Ceesay, the National Assembly member for the constituency and other party high rankers.