By Lamin Cham
Karamo Jadama, a member of the national executive committee of the NPP, has revealed that early indications are that the party will take all the seven National Assembly seats in the North Bank Region.
He said the party is on the process of selecting its candidates based mainly on consensus.
Speaking to The Standard yesterday Mr Jadama who is also a member of the NPP national selection committee, said the NPP does not wish to have any primaries in its selection process and called on any unsuccessful aspirant to accept the party’s selection committee’s decision under the chairmanship of Alhaji Amat Sarr. “We are very delighted to have learned that some of the constituencies in the region have already selected some of their NPP candidates without issues or dispute and this is very much accepted by the party leader. I am appealing to all the interested applicants through their constituency executive committee chairmen and the applicants to be patient and tolerant because NPP is a party of peace, unity and tolerance and to understand that there are a lot of opportunities apart from being a member of National Assembly,” Jadama said.
He added that the decisions are being made from the grassroots without any influence by the party leader who does not want any form of dictatorship on any NPP matters including executive committee meetings which he chairs.
Mr Jadama called on NPP supporters in the region to be well prepared for a vigorous campaign which would start soon. “We must work very hard together as one family to win all the seven constituencies in the region. I am also calling on the two UDP National Assembly Members of Lower Niumi and Illiasa to resign from their party and join NPP where they have more chances of winning otherwise we will campaign against them bitterly and they will lose their seats,” he said. He also said he would be in Salikenni to solve an internal NPP issue soon between two applicants.
He concluded by calling on NPP chairpersons, youths and women associations to work hard to secure at least 40 of the 53 seats in The Gambia in the April 9 elections.