Sep 25, 2020, 1:26 PM
Inmates at Mile 2 Central Prison have reportedly been hit by the covid-19 pandemic; The Point has been reliably informed.
“I can assure you that no coalition can shake President Barrow’s National People’s Party (NPP) or in fact, unseat Barrow in the 2021 election. President Barrow is being backed by Gambian people and supporters of the NPP.”
Mr. Dampha was speaking to our reporter last week during an exclusive interview. He also responded to comments made by Dodou Jah, APRC executive secretary who also doubles as the party deputy spokesperson, who says ‘Barrow must go and that his party could extend hands with other political parties if that is the only means to unseat President Barrow’.
He added that the NPP was formed by people from the grassroots, adding that the NPP is a party that goes on a bottom-top-approach and not top- bottom-approach like other political parties in the country.
“The Gambian people are the ones who asked President Barrow to register a party on their behalf, and we all know that a political party is only a mere name but the people in NPP are the ones that can make the party bigger.”
He added that the NPP party is unchallengeable by any political party in the country, noting that NPP is a party that is here to serve as an umbrella body for the entire citizenry.
“Every citizen of the country is an embodiment of the NPP party from the national level, regional, village, wards, and constituencies.”
According to him, NPP is a party that is yet to be christened, but is already a nightmare and a sleepless fear for bigger parties especially APRC and other parties in the country.
He, however, revealed the reason for 2016 coalition success, saying it was because the grassroots asked political elites to form the coalition. He added that the same grassroots people also asked President Barrow to form the NPP party. This he said, will be unchallengeable by any other party.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad says in a dispatch that efforts are ongoing by The Gambia government to secure the evacuation of about thirty six (36) Gambian Migrant Workers currently in Lebanon.
In a statement released on Saturday on the United Democratic Party (UDP) official Facebook account, the party observes with alarm and horror the recent spike in incidents of violent crimes such as rape and murder happening with a disturbing frequency in hitherto quiet and peaceful communities of Tanjie, Sanyang and Busumbala.