Apr 27, 2015, 9:31 AM
Hamat NK Bah, leader of the party, said the rally was “a success” as a good number of youths defected from other parties to join the NRP, during the gathering.
He said Bakau is known for its political history way back in the first regime, but the town has received little development from the government.
Hon Bah said:“When you go through the streets of Bakau, you see no development despite the importance of the settlement.So what has the APRC government [the ruling party] done for the people of Bakau?”
He said Gambians should end the rule of the APRC government through the ballot box, come the 2016 presidential election.
“Gambians are yearning for change and, for that change to happen, 95 per cent of voters should come out to vote massively for NRP in the 2016 presidential election,” the NRP leader said.
“If Gambians voted in an NRP government, within 5 years we will build 80,000 houses through a joint venture with public and private sectors.These houses will be in different categories for Gambians who have worked to retirement to live in with their families,” he added.
According to Hon Bah, the majority of Gambians work to retirement without being able to buy a house to live in.
On the plight of Gambians abroad, he said if you travel outside the borders of The Gambia, you see Gambians in exile; some locked up in various jails in Europe and elsewhere without anything done by the Gambia government.
He said when the NRP government comes to power, it will provide “maximum protection” for all Gambians in and out of the country.
The NRP leader observed that thousands of students graduating from school are dying in sea, while others are locked in various jails abroad.
“If this trend is left unchecked, we will reach a stage where our girls will not be able to marry to raise families for continuation of life,” he said.
Hon Bah said for the status quo to change, Gambians need to come out and register to vote in the 2016 elections.
“Vote for the NRP party for change. We need your votes to rescue the country and you can only vote when you have registered and have a voter’s card, so that come 2016, a new Gambia can be born.”