As Candidates Canvass for Votes
Following the commencement of the campaign for the 24th January local government elections, candidates of the ruling APRC party, United Democratic Party (UDP) as well as independent candidates in the Kanifing Municipality have been addressing voters within their respective wards.
Addressing supporters at a meeting held along Anthony Tabally Street in Bakau Newtown ward yesterday evening, the incumbent APRC candidate, Mr Bakary B Darboe, told supporters that APRC is the only party that can provide solution to their problems and not the opposition.
He urged the people of his ward to vote him again. “If you vote for me I will address your problems and help alleviate poverty and bring about the much-needed developments within the area,” he said, adding that 11 students are currently benefiting from a scholarship all thanks to his initiative.
Mr Darboe disclosed that a D2 million project is under construction in Bakau to enable youths, particularly those in Bakau, to acquire skills and thus contribute to the country’s socio-economic development.
“Politics is about development and not about relationship and having realised all this development, I believe electing me again will help bring much development for the people,” Mr Darboe said, urging his supporters to desist from political violence.
On the other hand the UDP-sponsored candidate for Latrikunda Sabiji ward, Famara Sanneh, asserted that only by voting for UDP’s candidates would the need and aspirations of the people of his ward and the Gambia as a whole be addressed.
Mr Sanneh, who made the remarks while addressing supporters in Jola Kunda, said his priorities if elected would be to bring all that his people need to their doorstep. He however urged the people of his ward to join hands together, irrespective of their political differences, so as to achieve the desired goals for their ward and the country at large.
Also addressing supporters at Bundung Bejankerr, Mr Modou Jallow, an independent candidate for Bundung Borehole Bantaba ward, said that his mission if elected would be to help young people and empower wards. “Here is our area. We have problems like water shortage and many other problems but I believe if I am elected, I will use my contacts to help bring solutions to your problems,” Mr Jallow told his supporters.