permits granted to political parties for political activities have now been
suspended until further notice, police said in a news release.
The release stated that the decision came as a consequence of political violent in Busumbala and Mankamang Kunda in URR.
Below is the full text of the release:
“The Office of The Inspector General of Police (IGP) notifies all political parties that all permits granted to conduct political activities have been suspended until further notice.
The decision to suspend all political activity permits has been taken following violent incidents in Mankamang Kunda in Upper River Region (URR) and Busumbala in West Coast Region (WCR) on 8th and 10th January respectively.
The Office of the IGP urges the general public to comply with this directive and warns all to desist from any form of violence. The Gambia is a democratic country where all are free to support any political party of their choice.
The Office of The Inspector General of Police further informs the general public that investigations are underway regarding the two incidents and anyone found to have run afoul of the law would be dealt with according to the full force of the law.”