By Tabora Bojang
Foni Bintang representative Modou Camara has called on APRC supporters sceptical of the alliance with NPP to accept the decision of the Fabakary Tombong Jatta executive as it represents the only viable deal that can bring back exiled Yahya Jammeh to the country.
Camara who until Saturday had been a vocal critic of the Barrow administration said: “Fabakary and his executive took the Qur’an and swore that let God punish anybody who betrays Jammeh and APRC. So they will never fool or betray APRC and Yahya Jammeh. That is why I am appealing to all supporters from my constituency to come on board and accept the alliance and know that Fabakary and his team are working in the interest of APRC and Jammeh.”
He drew up a litany of “wrongs” which hitherto prevented the people of Foni from supporting President Barrow. He said these include the targeting of Foñinkas with dismissal in the civil service, curtailing of their basic rights, the shooting of Gambian soldiers by Senegalese soldiers, the mine explosion which killed a father and two sons, the case of Haruna Jatta and the arrest of Kanfenda children and women.
NAM Camara who maintains that Jammeh did no wrong contrary to the damning testimonies at the TRRC said he is now convinced the NPP-APRC alliance represents the best option for reconciliation in The Gambia.
“What we need is reconciliation. These rights violations are just speculations and they are inconclusive. That is why I laugh when people say Jammeh did this and that when he was never given a chance to clear himself.”
Asked if he believed the alliance will lead to the return of Jammeh to The Gambia and being granted privileges as a former statesman, he replied: “Yes, that is part of the agreement and we have high hopes that he will come back after Barrow wins the elections. This is the only deal that can do it.”