SoS Touray Urges High Voter Turnout

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Secretary of State for Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, who doubles as the APRC National Mobilizer, Yankuba Touray, has called on the electorate to turn out in large numbers for the forthcoming local government elections. Mr. Touray made this call during his recent tour of the provinces in the build-up to the January 28 election.

Speaking at Brikamaba and Janjangbureh, Touray said the local government election was important because it provided the citizens with an opportunity to elect their own councillors.

He therefore called on APRC supporters to come out in large numbers to vote massively for the APRC-sponsored candidates in the forthcoming local government election.

The Secretary of State for the Interior, Ousman Sonko, speaking on issue of replacements, transfers and mutilated voters’ cards, told APRC supporters to replace lost, destroyed or mutilated cards.

He then commended people of Central River Region (CRR) for their loyalty to President Jammeh. He advised Chiefs and Alkalolu to be mindful of the way they issue out their papers so that they did not get into the hands of foreigners.

According to him, Gambian youth tend to pick and choose jobs and prefer risking their lives to go to Europe in search of supposed greener pastures.

He then urged and challenged the youth to appreciate vocational and technical jobs which, he said, were more lucrative than white collar jobs.

The Governor of the Region, Ganje Touray, urged the people of CRR to throw their weight behind President Jammeh and the APRC party.

Author: By Abdou Rahman Sallah
Source: The Point