GDC will never ally with APRC -Kandeh


By Omar Bah The leader of the opposition Gambia Democratic Congress Mamma Kandeh has said that the GDC will not form any alliance with the former ruling party, the APRC party, in next month’s National Assembly election. The GDC leader made this revelation during a seven-day countrywide tour to return gratitude to party loyalists for their support in the presidential election. He told a gathering in Farafenni thus: “The GDC’s position remains the same, the fact is, we have nothing to do with the APRC or its former leader.” He continued:  “I want to make it abundantly clear that even if the APRC approaches me for an alliance, I will not accept the offer. GDC will remain an independent party open to every Gambian regardless of religion or tribe”. Mr Kandeh said those continuing to spread rumours about his link with APRC are just on a smear campaign. “I am not a President and yet they are routinely attacking me. I am not the problem. They should address the issues and stop the personal attacks. My agenda was never to undermine the opposition in this country but the APRC and it will remain the same,” he said. The GDC leader also went on to thank his supporters for trusting him during the presidential election, urged them to do more in the parliamentary election. He said given the role played by the GDC in ending Jammeh’s twenty-two year regime, no other politician stands a better chance of reuniting or reconciling the country regardless of tribe, party affiliation, or religion than him.]]>