Upper Fulladu West Celebrates APRC NAM’s Victory
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
upper Fulladu West District in the Central River Region of The Gambia on Saturday July 18, celebrated the APRC NAM’s victory in Bansang.
The celebration, which was attended by hundreds of people, including government officials, witnessed a display of cultural dances.
In his opening remarks, Malang Saibou, the Deputy Governor, a native of Bansang, said the turnout showed that the people of Upper Fulladu West rallied behind APRC.
Also present was the Minister of Regional Governance and Traditional Rulers, Lamin Waa Juwara.
He said Upper Fulladu West was celebrating the right thing.
“I attend the celebration because I am happy and I want to thank everybody as natives of CRR,” he said. “Today is victory celebration and all of us are happy.”
He added that the NAM for Upper Fulladu West, Hon. Amadou Njie, should try harder to represent the interest of his people.
“If you vie for political position and no one opposes you, that is a great thing and should encourage you to work harder for the development of the district,” Minister Juwara said.
“If you know The Gambia before and now, you will understand that President Jammeh has done a lot. Yankuba Colley has risen Gambian politics higher. Let no one go back. Let us hold on to APRC,” he stated.
Also speaking, the ruling APRC’s national mobiliser, Yankuba Colley, said even if the district had an opposition, the APRC candidate was going to win.
“We know the love Upper Fulladu West has for APRC. This was manifested during the presidential and parliamentary elections. And now it is left with the local government election. We hope you will do the same,” he added.
Addressing the gathering, Hon Amadou Njie said he was overjoyed by the support of the people of Upper Fulladu West.
“I cannot do everything in terms of development,” he said, “but I am going to try to the best of my ability to bring about development to the district, and I want us all to join hands.”
Author: Alpha Humma