Oct 19, 2011, 1:04 PM
“[In the next presidential election], the APRC would win by a landslide.In fact, it will be one of its kind in the history of elections in The Gambia,” said Yankuba Colley who is also the mayor of the Kanifing Municipality (KM).
He was speaking at political rallies attended by militants and supporters of the APRC, recently held at the villages of Mbolgoh, Nioro Ebrima, and Gui Jahanka in the Central River Region north.
The rallies coincided with the official handing over of borehole projects supported by the Community Infrastructure Livelihood Improvement Project (CILIP), worth millions of dalasi.
The rallies, held at the village bantabas, brought together a number of APRC officials, including Mayor Yankuba Colley, Alhaji Omar Khan, governor of CRR, and Sainey Mbye, National Assembly member for Upper Saloum constituency who doubles as the desk officer for the region.
The chairman of Kuntaur Area Council, Mamat Mbye, chief of Upper Saloum Alhaji Malick Mbye, ward and lady councilors, as well as the proprietor of Leuna General Trading, Mamadi Faal, whose company was contracted to dig the boreholes, also attended.
Speaking at various meetings, the APRC national mobiliser said: “The large turnout by the APRC militants is a clear manifestation of the strong support and love they have for President Yahya Jammeh and the APRC party.”
Colley told the people of the CRR and Upper Saloum that one of the biggest difference between the APRC and the “so-called opposition” in the country is that “the APRC government always fulfills all its promises.”
“We stood here and promised you that APRC government would provide safe drinking water for the people of CRR and Upper Saloum, in particular. We are happy to announce that your boreholes are ready and officially handed over to you.
“Which opposition party can do this for you? The oppositions only visits the communities when election is approaching to talk about the plight of the electorate, because they are position seekers.”
The APRC national mobiliser said the party is a “development and action-oriented” political party.
He called on the people of Upper Saloum to renew their commitment and to rally behind President Jammeh and the APRC government in the 2016 presidential election.
Alh. Omar Khan CRR Governor said: “The APRC is the only party worthy of rallying behind, simply because the leader of the party is dynamic, development-oriented and has the country at heart.”
He called on the people of Upper Saloum to continue their support for President Yahya Jammeh and the APRC party.
According to Governor Khan, The Gambia is blessed with a visionary leader whose foresight is well-recognised and appreciated.
Sainey Mbye, the National Assembly member, said the people of his region were impressed by the level of development over the last 21 years.
Because of that, they are poised to give President Jammeh a landslide victory in the 2016 presidential election that would be unprecedented in the history of the APRC party.
“We are not a party that will only wait for elections to go out to the people to look for their votes.We are ever ready, and come 2016 presidential election, the results will show because we have the grassroots support which steers the party to victory,” Hon. Mbye said.
Mamat Mbye, chairman of Kuntaur Area Council, said it is only the APRC government that could spend millions of dalasi for the welfare of the citizens, not the opposition.
“I urged you the people of CRR, Upper Saloum, in particular, and the country as whole to rally behind President Jammeh for sustainable and unlimited development projects for the country.”
Chief of Upper Saloum Alhagie Malick Mbye also called on the people of Upper Saloum to rally behind President Jammeh and the APRC government for the sustainable socio-economic development of the country.