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Mass APRC defections in Bakau

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By Alagie Manneh Bakau, a onetime safe zone for the former ruling APRC has been hit by a mass exodus of supporters from the party to the United Democratic Party or to be exact, the Coalition. In the run-up to the forth coming National Assembly election, several key members of the party in Bakau, Alhaji Sosseh Colley, the regional chairman of the party for the KMC, Basiru Gassama, Constituency youth adviser, Kaddy Bah Sidibeh, youth mobiliser, and the youth divisional chairman Alhaji Pipie Tangikora have all shifted allegiance. Speaking to The Standard the regional chairman Sosseh Colley, said even though he has quit the APRC, he has no plans any time soon to join another political party. “I am taking a break from active politics,” Mr Colley sounded rather emotionally over the phone. Pressed to answer why he addressed a recent UDP rally, Mr Colley said; “I will not tell you why I spoke at the meeting.” Also talking to The Standard politician Bassirou Gassama said he was ‘100%’ APRC. “But when a change of government came, I changed. And I never hide that,” he said. Gassama added that he is now with the UDP and even called for a ban on his former party the APRC. “After all, that is what Jammeh did to the PPP and the NCP, following the 1994 coup.” Mr Pipie Tangikora, a prominent youth leader in Bakau, said his defection was based on the fact that the UDP shares his vision, which is designed to bring prosperity.]]>

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