Sep 15, 2020, 11:38 AM
The Draft Constitution of The Gambia was tabled before Members of the National Assembly (NAMs) by the minister of Justice Dawda Jallow for the first reading at the chambers in Banjul on Monday.
The party said in statement on Tuesday that it has neither agreed for a merger nor in discussions with any political party including President Adama Barrow’s National People’s Party (NPP).
“The Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) is hereby informing the general public that the APRC party has not agreed and is not into discussions with any political party for a possible coalition at the moment,” an official statement from the party reads.
The party, however, did not deny that it has held talks with members of NPP and other political parties who have shown interest to work with the party for the upcoming presidential elections.
“It is correct to say that some APRC Executive Members have met some NPP party members and other political party members that have shown interest in wanting to work with the APRC Party towards the 2021 Presidential Elections,” the statement noted.
However, they denied that coalition or agreement talks have taken place.
“And thus, no coalition discussions are/were being held and no agreement has either been reached.”
“The APRC National Executive Committee is yet to sit over these discussions held with various political parties and make a position as to the way forward,” the statement concluded.
It is an open secret to many that NPP is pulling all strings to create a base for the party.
However, some political analyst say the thoughts of Barrow’s NPP forming a merger with APRC after his government establishing all the commissions to look into Jammeh’s financial mismanagement and human right abuses and with the revelations will be a serious betrayal to the people of the country.
Gorgi Mboob, the commander of the Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) of The Gambia Police Force is facing allegation of torture including hitting one Ebrima Sanneh, with a hoe in his genital.
In the past days, most Gambians shared a picture of a flooded Banjul International Airport terminal after a heavy downpour. However, the spokesperson of Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lamin Dibba, has denied the rumour, saying it is meant to spread false information and mislead the public.
The country coordinator of the Gambia Ocean Heroes has expressed dismay at recent indiscriminate dumping of waste at Tanjai Fish Landing Site, saying it poses a threat to aquatic sea lives.