APRC calls for IEC chairman’s resignation

Monday, January 28, 2019

Fabakary Tombong Jatta the interim leader of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) has called for the resignation of the chairman of Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), saying it is clear that something unusual occurred during the past presidential election leading to the loss of the party.

“I am on behalf of the APRC party and its supporters to call for the resignation of IEC Chairman for interest of transparency and accountability. It is very clear that this past presidential election; something happens which are not clear,” he said, while addressing the party’s militants at Brikama on Saturday.

He went on to say that the IEC chairman has expressed delight for the defeat of former leader, noting that the IEC chairman has ever wanted the defeat of former leader.

According to him, the current government is doing all it takes to kill their party; noting that is why they have taken all what belongs to them.

“They have taken our vehicles; frozen our accounts and removed us from our bureau amongst other things.” He said that this is because they want to kill the party.

Mr. Jatta stated that the current Coalition government cannot develop The Gambia; noting that it is not in their intention and willingness.

He further said that it is very clear that some people are doing everything possible to kill their party by saying and doing bad things to their people and supporters.

He revealed that APRC is the only part that can give the country the development it wants, while outlining the development projects the APRC party had implemented under former leader Yahya Jammeh

“Yahya Jammeh is the only leader that can give the development the country seeks for, and he is only one that has what it takes to develop The Gambia,” Mr. Jatta said.

Commenting about the bridge, Mr. Jatta revealed that the bridge was funded by the African Development Bank in 2014, with the signing of an agreement in 2015 for the project to conclude in 5 years

He added that Senegalese cent was not spent in this project, while expressing dissatisfaction on the change of the name from Trans-Gambia to Senegambia. 

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara