The ruling Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) has opened its new Political Bureau in the administrative town of Basse in the Upper River Region, as part of activities lined up for the APRC National Youth Rally.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Alhaji Abdoulie Bojang noted the significance of the Bureau to the APRC party members and its supporters.
He called on the party militants to use the office to discuss any issues concerning the development of the ruling party. “APRC is a big party; therefore, anything that we are to discuss should be done in the Bureau with confidentiality. The information of the party should not be spread to outsiders,” Speaker Bojang advised.
For his part, the APRC National Mobiliser General, Alhaji Yankuba Colley, commended the party members in the region for ensuring that the party has a good Bureau in the region.
Mayor Colley expressed confidence that APRC will never lose in the region and the country at large, taking into account the young people of the country are ready to vote for him 99% in the December 1 Presidential Election.
He urged the Gambian youths not to listen to the empty promises of the Gambian opposition, whom he said cannot bring any meaningful development to the country. He said that certain Gambian opposition are just there for their selfish interest using people to tap funds for themselves.
The Regional Governor Alhaji Omar Sompo Ceesay said the entire region is happy for the opening of the Bureau. He said the Bureau is fully funded by the APRC structure in the region, noting that the Bureau would be open 24 hours, thus anybody who has issues to discuss with regard to the development of the party is welcome.
Governor Ceesay commended Seedy Kinteh and the Nigerian Community in Basse for their support towards the successful completion of the Bureau.
The Alkalo of Basse, Hon. Selleu Bah; and the Regional APRC Chairman, Bajoko Dukureh, all dwelled on the significance of the Bureau in the region. They hailed President Jammeh for the rapid developments he has brought to the region particularly in 2016; ranging from road network, electricity amongst a host of others.
by Alieu Ceesay &
Momodou Jawo in Basse