NAM for Divided Niani Celebrates Victory with Call for Reconciliation
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Demba BT Sambou triumphed over the ruling-APRC’s incumbent Ebrima Manneh to make his way into the legislative house. He is one of the four non-ruling-APRC legislators - three independent and one opposition - in a parliament of 48 elective seats.
A research assistant at the MRC before vying for the Niani seat, Demba, whose Niani district witnessed a deep division, which triggered protests there in the run to the polls, called on his people to bury their political differences.
“We must collectively work hard in order to attain our goals of development, unity and peace and stability,” he addressed a cross-section of his people, amongst them, village heads.
Sambou’s message for reconciliation was buttressed by several subsequent speakers, including Omar Tobb, the NAM for Lower Fulladu, who also won on an independent ticket.
“Honourable Sambou is the right man for the position … I therefore urge you the people of Niani to disregard your political differences and join hands with him to the betterment of Niani and the country at large,” he said.
For the minority leader, Samba Jallow, Niani is blessed with a representative who is ‘focused and concerned about the welfare of his people’.
“Sambou cannot bring electricity for you, but would voice-out your needs at the assembly and make sure that the taxes you pay are put into good use,” he added.
Also speaking at the event was Alikali Ceesay of Jarumeh Kuta Village.
Author: Kumba Bah Back From CRR