By Omar Bah
The spokesperson of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction, Musa Amul Nyassi has said that the former ruling party will rule The Gambia again.
“APRC is here to stay and we will come back to power and continue leading this country again. There is no doubt about that. Any political party that wants to be part of the next government must work with APRC .I am saying this because people are desperate, discouraged and frustrated,” he told The Standard on the sidelines of his party’s rally in Brikama Saturday.
The turnout at the rally, Nyassi added, is a clear testimony that despite all what he called the ‘smear campaign’ APRC is growing bigger.
He said supporters have now realised that “it is not a crime for them to come out in public to support the party. They were scared before but now they are coming back. We are people from every region attending this rally. Gambians are beginning to know the truth. We all agree that all the projects this government is implementing were inherited from us. For two years they have not initiated anything. Their only achievements are killing Haruna Jatta and three young men at Faraba. Security has been compromised. Go to NAWEC and find out how much we are paying to sustain Karpowership and the Senelec deal. This country has been sacrificed,” he asserted.
Nyassi also rubbished as nonsensical claims that his party used to bring people from Cassamance to vote for them during presidential elections.
Also speaking at the rally, the party’s interim leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta, said the rally has clearly demonstrated that “it is only the next presidential election that is between APRC and Yahya Jammeh from going back to State House.”
“People do ask me whether Jammeh will come back or not. I want to say that people should ask when Jammeh will come back and not whether he will come back. This is his country and nothing can stop him from coming if he so desires,” he said.
Speaking further, FTJ renewed his call for the IEC chairman to resign immediately, saying after all the comments the IEC boss made when Jammeh was defeated they do not have confidence in him anymore and that they will not be comfortable contesting future elections under his watch.