APRC holds solidarity rally


By Omar Bah The militants of the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) under the patronage of Mayor Yankuba Colley Tuesday gathered at the party’s headed quarters in Kanifing to show solidarity and loyalty to President Jammeh. According to the militants, the rally was called to demonstrate to Gambians and beyond the fact that their party is still alive and holds the majority in the country despite the outcome of the December polls. Speaking at the rally the APRC national Mobiliser, Yankuba Colley said the rally was partly triggered to show solidarity with the Gambian leader, saying “We decided to organise this political meeting to demonstrate to the whole world that we are still alive and that we are the biggest party in this country”. He said putting into consideration the margins of the election results between the APRC and the coalition of eight parties is clear manifestation that they (APRC) are the biggest party. “People thought we were silent, but that is in the opposite because we were going around talking to our supporters about the next move we should take. As you must have known better we have filed a petition to the Supreme Court challenging the outcome of the December 1st election, and as things stand we are waiting for the decision of the court which could mean going back to the polls,” he added. He continued: “The meeting will also serve as preparation for the upcoming parliamentary election as well as the possibility of going back to the polls again for Presidential election. You see the fact of the matter is that the APRC faithfulls are still holding strong to President Jammeh and nothing will change that”. The APRC National Assembly member for Banjul North Alagie Sillah said the political meeting which is meant to defend the party and show solidarity to the Gambian leader is in line with the country’s constitution.]]>