Barely 48 hours before Gambians go to the polls to elect their local representatives, the program Coordinator at the National Council for Civil Education, Mr. Dawda Jallow, has called on all potential voters to come out in their large numbers come January 24 to exercise their civic right.
Mr. Jallow made these remarks recently in an interview with this reporter at his office in Kanifing. According to Mr. Jallow the local government election is as equally important as presidential and parliamentary. “By voting you are choosing the person of your choice who would make decisions on your behalf on issues such as health, education, among other priority sectors. Therefore vote and help choose the right people,” he appealed. He added that people we vote for are to be responsible for the prudent use of our taxes, rates, and for our development programmes. Then by voting, people need to understand that it’s not a waste of time.
Mr .Jallow used the opportunity to appeal to the electorate to maintain peace and understanding during and after elections, adding that elections go and come but as Gambians we always remain here.