Abdou says Kombo Central failed APRC
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
The defeated candidate of the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) for the Kombo Central Constituency in the 29th March National Assembly election has said that the people of the constituency have failed themselves and the APRC for deciding to vote for an independent candidate to represent them in the country's legislative house.
Abdou FHS Jarju, who was contesting the National Assembly seat for the Constituency for a second time, lost to a former United Nations employee, Buba Ayi Sanneh, with a vote margin of 1,991. This is the first time in the history of Kombo Central that an independent candidate is winning a National Assembly election.
“I have lost but my membership in the APRC party still
remains valid,” Abdou FHS Jarju told the Daily Observer yesterday during an
interview. “Well, the people have decided for themselves,” he further
stated, stressing that it was a serious mistake on the side of the people of
the constituency to vote in someone who cannot defend them or bring about any
When asked what his next step will be, Jarju said: “My next step will be known.” He reiterated that the people have committed the biggest mistake and by the time they realise it, time will no longer be on their side. “They decided to vote for an independent candidate but what development can he bring for them?” he queried, adding that it was during his term that many parts of the constituency had access to water supply and electricity.
Author: Amadou Jallow