PPP partners with Senegal’s ANC party


By Mafugi Ceesay

The People’s Progressive Party yesterday signed an agreement with Senegal’s Appel National pour la Citoyenneté/Woote Degg (ANC) which would see them develop synergy to propel President Adama Barrow to victory in the December polls among other things.

The memorandum which was signed at the Golden Beach Hotel covers cooperation in the areas of sharing political experience, development of programmes in leadership, sports and women empowerment.


Addressing the ceremony, ANC leader, Moussa Sy said: “We will support the PPP in bettering their manifesto since The Gambia will embark on a presidential election, and we will bring a delegation that will be in solidarity with President Barrow and PPP.  Of course we will not vote, we can only support them to win the next election.”

Sy who is also the mayor of Parcelles Assainies in the Dakar metropolis and chairman of the board of directors of the Dakar Port Authority said: “In order to continue the relationship, we will be exchanging visits to share and chart the way to achieve our goals in the stated areas of cooperation.”

Mr Sy also advised the PPP to focus on internalisms, by strengthening its party structures and operationalise its constitution.

Kebba Jallow, leader of the PPP said: “We are able to build relations with the ANC because we are part of a coalition with President Barrow and ANC are part of political parties who also back Macky Sall to be in power. No matter the experience one has, we will need more of it, and in that regard we will join forces for the benefit of Barrow and Sall. I am calling on the youths to build experience and refuse to be used and focus on self-development.”

On Friday, the PPP released a statement which quoted Mr Sy expressing his ardent desire for the PPP to rejoin the Socialist International and other international political organisations.