The Kololi wing of the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party Saturday held a mass political rally in preparation for the December 1st presidential election.
The meeting, which was held at the village’s Bantaba, was attended by hundreds of party millitants within and outside of Kololi.
Speaking at the meeting, the deputy mayor of Kanifing, Momodou Jaiteh, extolled the people of Kololi for turning out in their large numbers to grace the meeting. “This is a clear indication that patriotic Gambians still have great respect and love for President Jammeh,” he added.
“I would also like to thank all my committee members and all those who in one way or the other contributed to the success of this meeting. This really represents our slogan of no stress in the APRC. This is a clear manifestation that come December the APRC will yet again celebrate a landslide victory because the opposition is just not our match. They have nothing absolutely to offer or boast of apart from making the same noise they had been making since 1996.”
Deputy Mayor Jaiteh further reiterated that APRC remains the strongest and the most-loved party in this country and nothing can change that, saying “the developments that were brought by the APRC in the past 22 years cannot be matched by any government and trust me the next five years would be more amassing as promised by the President.”
He also disclosed government’s plans to construct the road that links Manjai, Kololi and Senegambia in 2017. This was met with a resounding applaud from the crowd.
Also speaking at the rally, the national assembly member for Serekunda West, who also doubles as the party desk officer in KM, Sulayman Joof said though the APRC does not doubt their capabilities of winning the December election, party supporters should understand the fact that it can only happen if they turn out in their large numbers on voting day.
For her part, NAM for Jeshwang Constituency, Haddy Nyang-Jagne expressed her overwhelming delight over what she called an incredible turnout. “I’m so delighted and I believe whosoever is supporting APRC will be in the same mood. This is a clear manifestation that Gambians, especially the women love and appreciate President Jammeh,” she said.
The alkalo of Kololi, Abdoulie Joof while assuring a landslide victory for the APRC in the town, reminded his people of the fact that it is only their votes that will count come December 1.
Ramou Njie Faye the APRC Kololi women mobiliser called on her fellow women to show solidarity with President Jammeh, saying, “please don’t let the opposition rhetoric to trick you, because President Jammeh has done for us so much th01at no one has done before and this is the time for us to give him back.”
The Kololi ward chairman, Assan Sanyang, Mamadou Bah of the council of elders and other speakers all called on the APRC militants to turn out in their large numbers on December 1 and vote for President Jammeh.
by Alhagie Babou Jallow