The founder and leader of the ruling Alliance for patriotic Re-Orientation and Construction (APRC) party has called on the people of CRR to be mindful of tribalists, something he strongly denounced and described it as ungodly practice. He said tribalism tears the fabric of the society apart, allowing lawlessness and conflict to gather momentum.
His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babili Mansa made these remarks during meetings in Brikama-ba and Bansang respectively. The meetings were attended by thousands of people including APRC supporters and loyalists.
The president made it clear at both meetings that The Gambia is a no-go area for people who promote tribalism, saying it may defeat the country’s peace and stability.
“The elections should not be a pathway to witch-hunt one another or be taken as opportunity to divide families. The presidential poll gives chance to set the bar higher than the opposition can reach,” he told cheering crowds at Brikama-ba from where he later addressed a similar rally in Bansang
President Jammeh advised Gambians, warning them against violence and insults ahead of election.
At the Bansang meeting, Aja Isatou Jiffanga Jarju, APRC national women mobiliser thanked the people of Upper Fulladou West for their impressive turnout; something she said demonstrates the love the people have for the President and the APRC party.
She urged them to give an overwhelming vote to the President on Election Day, while advising the various APRC regional structures to keep on sensitising people on the need to vote for President Jammeh.
Omar Sey, Minister for Health and Social Welfare and the APRC liaison officer for CRR and Balla Garba Jahumpa, Minister for Works and APRC Campaign Manager, both remained confident that APRC will sweep the polls on 1st December.
They reaffirmed President Jammeh’s commitment to the development of the county, and promised that more surprise development projects will come for CRR soon.
Alhaji Kebba Kora, Alkalo of Bansang said the people of Bansang and the entire Upper Fulladou West are proud and elated to have the President in their midst.
The last time the President held a meeting in Bansang was five years ago but according to Kora, the developments ushered in by the government is visible and highly appreciated.
Like many Gambians, Alkalo Kora promised that the people of Bansang and the surroundings will vote for the APRC party.
Constituency Women Mobiliser, Aja Fatou Cham said President Jammeh is a leader given to Gambians by the Almighty Allah.
She heap praises and thanks to President Jammeh for the numerous unprecedented landmark achievements he delivered to Gambians since assuming the mantle of leadership for the last 22 years.
Honourable Amadou Njie, National Assembly Member for Upper Fulladou West Constituency said the President is not on election campaign because he has done his campaign from the dawn of the revolution with many life-changing development projects. “The history of the 22 years achievement by the Revolution cannot be wiped out by anyone just like that. The developments have touched the lives of every Gambian,” he told the Bansang meeting.
Chief Alhaji Mod Touray and youth Mobiliser Omar Gaye, both expressed gratitude to the President for all that he has done for the country in terms of socio-economic development.
by Musa Ndow & Alieu Ceesay