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Muhammed Magassy to contest Basse seat under NPP

Feb 10, 2022, 1:54 PM | Article By: Jankey Ceesay & Ismaila Sonko

Muhammed Magassy, a former National Assembly Member for Basse under an independent ticket, has expressed his interest to contest in the forthcoming National Assembly Election this time under the National People’s Party (NPP).

It could be recalled that Magassy was one-time an independent candidate for Basse constituency, who served two (2) consecutive terms; one under former president Jammeh and the other during the Coalition government.

In a recent interview with The Point, Magassy explained that his decision to contest under NPP is because he has the interest of his constituency at heart and that he will serve them better if elected.

According to him, he felt satisfied after having served the people of Basse in the Parliament for two terms as an independent, further assuring voters of his resolve to continue serving them ‘if he gets re-elected.’

“Together, as one we were able to bankroll some successful community-based projects and the key among them is the ‘Magassy Foundation for Relevant Easy Adult Literacy (MF-REAL)’, which is now a household name in the Constituency,” he said.

These projects, he added, were tailored to serve as sustainable livelihood for the people of Basse and they continue to serve as the hallmark of community representation.

He thanked the people of Basse for their support, trust, and confidence throughout his terms as their representative in parliament, further calling on them to continue supporting his bid to get re-elected in the forthcoming parliamentary elections due April 2022.