Mar 30, 2021, 10:59 AM
Mali is looking at possibilities of exploring road transportation between Banjul and Bamako to boost the economy through trade, according to the head of Corporate Affairs at the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA).
In an interview with The Point yesterday, M.C. Cham said: “The GDC at the first place never got 500 voters in Kaur. In fact, we don’t have a chairman called Modou Gaye in CRR. Therefore, if they are claiming that Modou Gaye and 500 others defected to NPP is totally, it’s wrong and that’s not true.” I think NPP is now using tactics so that people would think that GDC is losing ground to NPP for the fact that their party militants are going to NPP; which of course is far from the truth.”
“These are political tactical games. NPP is not even telling Gambians the truth. All they are doing is telling people “lies” and they are claiming that they have now dismantled GDC because people are leaving the party which is not true.”
The National People’s Party, he alleged would go to a particular place and mobilise people just to come and say that they are from GDC and that they are moving to NPP. “I can tell you that we don’t even recognise those people claiming that they are moving to NPP. In fact, even our district committee members and our executive members in CRR don’t know those people. They would just mobilise people and take them to the ground and tell them when President Barrow comes they should tell him that they have now moved to his party.”
Responding to Hamat Bah’s comments on those GDC supporters were NRP supporters, Mr. Cham said “that’s not ‘true.” “Hamat Bah never won a single constituency in presidential election in the country if we are to go by records.”
According to M.C. Cham, all what NPP and their allies are doing is politics designed to scare people that GDC supporters are now moving to NPP. “We never go to election, how can you know that you won those grounds. All they are doing is to just fake people and tell lies. Barrow should know his agreement with Gambian people is that he should not form a political party.”
The country’s National Development Plan (NDP), he went on, has now been turned into political document. “I can tell you GDC supporters never cross-carpeted to NPP. These are attempts to mislead Gambians and all the tactics they are using are about money. What happened to Naimina is all about money but not about President Barrow or NPP.”
Musu Bakoto Saho, a gender lecturer at the University of The Gambia and national coordinator of Think Young women has argued that women in The Gambia deserve more leadership roles in politics than just cheer leaders and mobilisers.
The lame duck Attorney General and Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said former President Yahya Jammeh belongs to the past and urged APRC supporters to move on with their lives because Jammeh caused too much harm to deserve a political comeback.