Democratic Congress Kanifing Municipal Council –KMC- mayoral candidate for the
April 12 local government elections has asked the United Democracy Party–UDP-
to withdraw from the Council’s mayoral race in order to bring peace in their
party, as some of their candidates are now deciding to contest for the post
under independent banner.
Pa Njie Girigara told the Point last week that many Gambians want to be recognised and be identified as part of UDP which was hardly possible during former president Yahya Jammeh’s time when the going was tough. “I solemnly declared in front of all Gambians that if the UDP has an honor, they should simply withdraw from the KMC race as a sign of gratitude to me because I have personally done a lot for them in the past when help and assistance was needed most.”
Mr. Njie said he is not saying this because he feared that he would not defeat the UDP mayoral candidate but because he wants the UDP leadership to be at ease when they look him in the face sometime in future.
He said politics being what it is and competition and campaign being its mantra, he welcomes all the candidates in the ring, including that of UDP if they wish. “I will publicly speak about my legacy to bring about change in Gambia’s political landscape and I will ask anyone of the contenders in the race to match my records,” he said.