By Amadou M Jadama
The interim leader of the opposition APRC and former majority leader of the National Assembly has responded to Ousainou Darboe, leader of the United Democratic Party and the minister of foreign affairs, on the latter’s allegation that FTJ might just be inciting APRC militants not to accept reconciliation.
Speaking to The Standard Thursday FTJ said: “I am amazed that following our last press conference the leader of the United Democratic Party Ousainou Darboe was quoted as saying that I am a responsible man and I should be mindful of what I say and further said my words are divisive and tantamount to calling on the APRC militants not to accept reconciliation.”
FTJ said he was disappointed that Darboe, who has been a leader of a political party for twenty years, will be blinded by the desire for power not to accept the truth.
“The killing, arrest, and militarization of Kanilai and the freezing of former president Yahya Jammeh’s assets are not in any way a genuine move for reconciliation.
“I am not moved by anything other than my consent and interest for the well being of Gambians as I am a man of peace and dictated by my consent,” FTJ said.
The APRC leader also urged people to put aside their grudges and anger and focus on the nation building.
Commenting further, he said: “One needs to cross check people’s property before freezing it, because former President Jammeh has no idea of those accounts and properties frozen.”
FTJ added that there cannot be productive reconciliation when APRC supporters continue to be hunted in the society.