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UDP’s Madi hopeful of landslide victory

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By Omar Bah

The United Democratic Party  candidate for Serrekunda West Constituency Madi MK Ceesay has predicted a landslide victory in tomorrow’s showpiece.
“With the crowd I have in my rallies so far, I’m very sure I will win the election, among the seven contestants I stand the best chance of winning. My opponents are fighting a lost battle; that’s the fact,” he told The Standard at his home in Manjai Kunda.

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He said the breed of aspiring parliamentarians will represent different ideas with that of the former parliament and the systems will be totally different.
“I will not be able to speak on behalf of the other contestants but I for one will not be a rubberstamp parliamentarian. I will serve as the voice of my constituency and I will go in for laws that are in the interest of my people and not in the interest of individuals,” he said.

He further stressed that he is not going to the parliament to serve the interest of the president and as a result, the interest of his people will be paramount.
“I am sure many other UDP candidates are going to do the same. If it happens that we hold the majority and we are definitely going to be the majority in the house, we would do what the people want and not what the president wants,” he promised.

On his plans for the constituency if elected, the veteran journalist and publisher of Daily News, said: “Project implementation is for government. My role in the National Assembly is to implement good laws for the country and listen to the concerns of my people. If they want a certain development, I will be the one who will speak for them at the right place”.

He said if elected he will select a development committee in the constituency with equal representation from all the six settlements that will be tasked with the responsibility of looking at issues that affect the constituency.
On the Bakoteh dumpsite, the UDP aspiring candidate said we will have a different approach towards the dumpsite with the relevant authorities.

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