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CRR chiefs speak ahead of 2011 presidential election

Feb 9, 2011, 1:00 PM | Article By: Abdourahman Sallah

District chiefs in the Central River Region have been commenting on the forthcoming presidential election to be held later this year.

Seyfo Biran Baldeh, chief of Upper Fulladu West District, said people of his district are “strong supporters of the APRC and would remain loyal” to the party.

According to him, their reason for rallying behind the APRC “is very simple”; they are looking for development and are getting development every day through the APRC.

He said they are confident of what the APRC and President Jammeh can do, adding that “the APRC will win another term come” the 2011 elections. “My people are loyal to President Jammeh and the APRC party,” chief Baldeh said.

Seyfo Biran Baldeh called on the people of Upper Fulladu to remain loyal to President Jammeh and the APRC party.

For his part, Seyfo Momodou Baldeh, chief of Lower Fulladu West District, “there is no strong opposition in the country” as at now to challenge the APRC party.

Seyfo Baldeh said his people are strongly united in their resolve to supporting President Jammeh and the APRC.

He therefore urged them to maintain the spirit of unity and brotherhood among them, in the interest of national development.

Seyfo Baldeh used the opportunity to reveal that some villages in his district are facing water shortage. He appealed to the authorities to intervene to support the villages with water.

Alhagie Alasan David Cham, chief of Nianija District, says the trade season is going well and they “are happy about that”.

“Farmers are selling groundnuts on no credit buying, thanks to President Jammeh and his government,” he noted.

Chief Cham, in his remarks, also appealed to the government to help his people by providing them with clean and safe drinking water.

Seyfo Ali Gaye, Chief of Lower Saloum district, for his part, said they are very much prepared for the much talkedabout presidential election.

According to Chief Gaye, his people are strong APRC supporters who no one would mislead into supporting another party.

Seyfo Gaye used the opportunity to appeal to the government and the area council to help them by constructing the feeder roads that link Jimbala to Kaur and Jimbala to Balanghar, to access the roads leading to the health centres.