Mar 23, 2012, 1:58 PM
First Lady and chairperson of the Operation Save the Children Foundation, Madam
Zineb Jammeh, and Vice President and Minister of Women’s Affairs Ajaratou
Isatou Njie Saidy Wednesday joined thousands of Gambian women across the
country for a mass rally in Soma, Lower River Region.
The rally witnessed by thousands of people, including dignitaries and senior government officials, was organised by Gambian women meant to renew their loyalty and love for the President.
Speaking at the rally, the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Fatou Mbye, said the mass rally was historic.
She added that Gambian women are proud of the president for the numerous developments he had brought to the country, including the empowerment of Gambian women.
She said the reason for the occasion was numerous, because since 1994 to date, all he did has been seen in all the sectors of development in the country. She urged all women to keep supporting and loving him as he had more plans for the country.
Also speaking at the rally, the Governor of LRR, Salifu Puye, who was also the host of the occasion, thanked the Gambian women for coming up with such an amazing milestone initiative, demonstrating their loyalty to the president.
He urged them to continue their loyalty to the president, who would always go the extra mile to empower them in all ways. He also promised the gathering that his region is fully prepared for the upcoming elections.
Chief Yahya Jarjusey, chief of Jarra West, said he was not surprised by the turnout of the women, because “Gambian women are always and will always be behind the president”, for they have seen all he had done for the development of the country.
He said the president is already the winner of the upcoming election by looking at the gathering, adding that the president has strong love for Gambian women.
He added that women of his region are willing and fully prepared to vote massively in the December election, from which the president would emerge winner.
The Deputy National Mobilizer of Lower River Region, Aja Fatou Njie Fofana Jarjusey, in her remarks, urged the Gambian women to come together and continue to rally behind the president for the numerous developments he had done for Gambian women.
She added that they the women of Jarra Soma are indebted to the president, which they could only pay for by casting their votes for the APRC. She described the president as “heaven sent”.
Hon. Babou Gaye Sonko, APRC National Youth Mobilizer, thanked the president for the love he has for the Gambian youths, and for creating an environment conducive for them.
He urged the youths and women to continue “the good work they are doing for the APRC”, and to continue supporting the president.
The youth mobilizer advised the gathering to ignore the outsiders who are trying to destroy the image of the country, saying President Jammeh was “God-sent” to Gambians.