Apr 13, 2012, 1:50 PM
leader of Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Mamma Kandeh, has said his party is
in The Gambia to stay, adding that the party was registered not only for the
Mamma Kandeh made this statement on the polling day for the presidential election, immediately after he cast his vote.
He told journalists that people need a change, and that everybody was eager to see a change in the country, after 22 years of APRC rule.
The message to the general public is that they should stay calm, he said.
“I want to thank the Almighty Allah for giving us the opportunity to witness, once again, a peaceful electoral process in The Gambia. I also would like to thank Gambians, sympathizers and non-sympathizers, to exercise discipline and perform their civic duties, as well as stay calm,” he added.
Mamma Kandeh, whose GDC party took third in the race to State House, was confident of the victory before the final result was announced.
The election turnout this year was good, he said.