The Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction, APRC, has said none of their members officially took part in Sunday’s march to support President Barrow’s five-year agenda.
During the march, a banner bearing the name of APRC was displayed APRC in defense of the constitution. The march-past was staged by Gambia for 5 Years, a pro-government group opposed to the 3 Years Jotna which wants the president to quit after three years.
Writing on his Facebook page, Lamin Tamba, spokesman of the APRC diaspora, said: “This is a deliberate act by Barrow’s people. The banner designs are the same as the remnants of the coalition – GPDP/NCP, the fonts, borders, shades of clothes, the colours, the style of letters. This couldn’t have been rogue elements that turned up from nowhere and infiltrated the march. They won’t have had identical designs to the one from BYM/BFC cronies.
Hallmarks of a pre-planned operation, designed to cause disrepute and malice to APRC Party, and to deceive Gambians and non-Gambian who don’t support or believe in Barrow’s failed agenda. Oh, so, they believe the significance of the APRC, when Barrow and his pack of wolves are trying to devour the green and healthy APRC? Outrageous!
Thieves of intellect!
Fraud of the highest order!
IEC should be informed and formal action should be taken against registered organisers of the fraudulent and aimless 5 Years Movement.”
Meanwhile the deputy spokesperson of the party, Dodou Jah added: “Those who were holding the banner with APRC’s name are people who like to make propaganda for the president by claiming APRC is in support of the constitution.
“We have been very clear about that. We are not part of 3 or 5 years. Those people with that banner are not recognised by the APRC; we are even trying to find out who they are because they were not representing the APRC. We have nothing to hide. If we want to support 3 or 5 years, we will come clear and say so.”