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IEC chairman is anti-APRC – FTJ

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By Omar Bah

The APRC interim leader, Fabakary Tombong Jatta has alleged that the IEC chairman Alieu Momarr Njai is bias and anti-APRC.
“In the interest of free, fair and credible elections and the interest of peace and stability of the Gambia we want the IEC chairman to immediately resign,” FTJ told journalists yesterday at the APRC bureau in Manjai Kunda.

“We also listened to the IEC chairman on GRTS saying he is happy that the APRC is gone…Imagine an electoral chief who is expected to be independent making such remarks against a particular political party. This is threatening our peace and security,” he said.

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He said the IEC’s decision to suspend the APRC candidate in Basse without following due process of the law or dictates of the electoral processes is also a clear indication that the IEC is unfair to APRC.
Jatta also said he was disappointed by Ousainou Darboe’s statement that the APRC were responsible for the fracas in Talinding and he, Fabakary Tombong Jatta, would be held responsible.
He said contrary to what Darboe is claiming, it was the UDP supporters who stormed his compound during their victory celebration and not otherwise.

Jatta also took time to call on the Barrow administration to ensure peace and security for all Gambians irrespective of religion or party affiliation.
“Because in the absence of state protection we would have no choice but use our right to defend ourselves or even retaliate when necessary,” he said.

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