A new political party formed

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A new political party called Gambia Liberation for Independence and Democracy (GLID) has been formed in Brikama, West Coast Region by a group of young people.

The party, which is yet to be registered, seeks to focus on youth development, employment and empowerment, education, health, agriculture and security.

The party also seeks to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.

Almamy Sabally, the party chairperson and Secretary General was born in Sanjal Sara Kunka in Upper Badibu District of the North Bank Region to a renowned and respected politician and farmer, Landing Isatou Sabally, a former People Progressive Party (PPP) Chairman in Sabah Sanjal during the First Republic.

The party is non-ethnical, non-racial, non-tribal and non-religious and belongs to all Gambians.  

His late father was also a strong support of the United Democratic Party (UDP) during the Second Republic and was also one of those behind the support base of NADD in Sabah Sanjal as its chairman, which he later handed over to Kebba Cham.

Almamy, a legal adviser and notary officer said he was inspired by his father to join politics.

He appealed to the international community, Gambians in the Diaspora and Gambians at home to rally behind the party, saying that they are in the process of registering the party and have already met certain requirements.

Yahya Bojang, deputy chairperson and spokesperson of the party, said the party would mainly focus on youth because for any country to achieve its development aspirations, it must not leave its youth behind.

According to him, youth were neglected both in the first and second republics, adding that youth were also at the forefront for the coalition and effected the change of government but nothing has been done for the youth yet.

This, he went on, was what they aim to address, noting that youth are the nucleus of a state and are top in their agenda.

According to him, the party is here to stay and achieve its dreams.

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb
Source: Picture: Almamy Sabally, party Chairperson and Secretary General