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Gambia for 5 Years group threatens to sue members who joined UDP

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By Olimatou Coker

Ebrima Sorrie Bah, the leader of Gambia for 5 Years group has threatened to sue went-away members Abdou Willan and Omar Sanyang for using the name of the group when joining UDP.

At a press briefing last week, Mr SBah stated: “My entire executive and I are discussing and will channel a way out soon to sue the two. We will report them to Serekunda Police Station for going against the code of conduct of the group and using the name of the group in their politics. We are not suing them because they joined UDP, it’s their constitutional rights to join a political party of their choice.

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“No one can associate this group with party politics and not even President Barrow. Our target is to bring peace and development in the country. That is the reason why the group called out people in large numbers in support of the constitution to put an end to the rebellion of the 3 Years Jotna people who came out to plot a coup against Barrow’s government to end a democratically elected government.”

Mr Bah said it was patently dishonest to give the impression that the leadership of his group joined the UDP.

He however admitted that 95 percent of Gambia for 5 Years members support President Barrow.  “But if we are doing politics, we place our Gambia for 5 Years down and put on our political cap,” he clarified.

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“It is myself, Fatou Bah-Jawo, Sonna Malang, Lamin Jammeh, Fenda Jallow and Naffie Sonko who founded Gambia for 5 Years and Peace-building. Both Wilan and Sanyang knew they were invitees and were not part of the founding parents. We only invited them to join later to complete the executive,” he said.

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