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Lower Saloum electorate vow to retain APRC seat in Parliament

Aug 4, 2015, 1:59 PM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah in CRR

Hon. Balla Gaba Jahumpa, Minister of Works, has called on the people of Lower Saloum to vote massively for Hon. Kaba Touray, the APRC selected candidate for the August 6 by-election.

Hon. Jahumpa made this pronouncement at the ongoing political meetings being held in various villages in the Lower Saloum constituency.

He highlighted some of the infrastructural developments registered by President Yahya Jammeh for the past years, saying that since the advent of the July 22nd Revolution numerous developments have been registered.

“Politics is about development, and President Jammeh has brought development,” he said.

Minister Jahumpa pointed out that road construction, hospitals, schools, the bridges and many other developments have been registered by the Jammeh government.

The Governor of the region, Alh. Omar Khan, in his remarks, called on the people of Lower Saloum to return the Lower Saloum National Assembly seat to the APRC party.

He spoke extensively on the “mammoth development” registered by President Jammeh for the past years.

He pointed out that since the advent of the July 22nd Revolution under the “dynamic leadership” of President Jammeh, there have been numerous developments.

The Minister of Lands and Regional Government, Momodou Aki Bayo, called on the people of Lower Saloum to remain united behind President Jammeh and the APRC party.

He urged them to vote for Kaba Touray, the APRC-sponsored candidate for the forthcoming by-election, stressing the need for unity and cooperation in the interest of development.

He further challenged the youth in the area to respect elders and support them in their development aspirations.

The Lands Minister asserted that under the dynamic leadership of President Jammeh, the country has witnessed numerous developments, particularly in the rural areas.

The National Assembly Member for Upper Saloum, who doubles as the regional desk officer, Hon. Sainey Mbye, called on the youth to be steadfast and strengthen their unflinching support for President Jammeh and the APRC party.

He challenged them not to allow disintegration among them, but remain united.

He spoke at length on the importance of unity and cooperation, adding that without unity and cooperation, there won’t be development.

He urged them to vote for Hon. Kaba Touray come August 6.

Among several speakers were Hon. Omar Sey, Minister of Health, Benjamin Roberts, Minister of Tourism and Culture, the former Governor of the region, Alh. Ganyie Touray, deputy governor of URR, Cherno Barra Touray, and Chief of Lower Saloum, Alh. Ali Jay Touray.

The meeting was well attended by party militants, supporters and well-wishers.