GMC Rallies Behind UDP
Friday, November 11, 2011
MC National Working Committee, pursuant to the powers granted under its Constitution, and in conformity with its Declaration of Intent of 7th November 2010, has resolved to throw its weight behind the candidature of Hon. Ousainu Darboe of the United Democratic Party within the framework an opposition political
Alliance. Therefore, GMC as a full fledge Alliance partner, shall participate effectively in all electoral and electioneering activities throughout the country, in coordination with our Alliance partners to assure electoral victory.
I call on all GMC Party militants throughout the country to come out in their strongest numbers to vote massively for the Alliance Candidate, Hon. Ousainu Darboe. I ask you all to defend your citizenship, make sure that your votes count, and defend your national dignity. I ask you to rise up to the challenge, be as vigilant as a serpent, defend the honour of our national sovereignty, the integrity of our Republican State, and stand firm in defense of the entrenched provisions of our Constitution. Let me assure you all, that the best alternative among all candidates is Hon. Ousainu Darboe. With him, we stand to build a New Gambia that will be the envy of Africa and the world.
I take this opportunity to express our serious disappointment that GMC has not been successful in clearing its campaign materials from the Gambia Customs who require a letter from the IEC to enable them process the cargo. We are even more disappointed that the IEC has refused to issue such supporting letter, in response to our request. The said letter, signed by Chairman Mustapha Carayol, referenced AGC 61/87/02(109), dated the 9th November 2011 addressed to us, categorically denies responsibility. The Elections Decree mandates the IEC to facilitate the clearance of campaign materials. Its refusal to issue such a supporting letter to GMC to enable us clear our campaign materials does not augur well. We hope that the IEC shall place itself in the position to conduct a credible election.
In conclusion, I urge all Gambians to exercise their right to vote in a peaceful and orderly manner. Gambians are peace-loving citizens. Let us nurture the peace and stability that we the citizens of this Nation have created in our country. Do not respond to provocation, but defend your legitimate rights. Peace is our most valuable asset. Let us cherish it. Let us preserve it. There is nothing as precious as peace.
Long Live the Republic of The Gambia! Long Live Africa! Long Live The Alliance!
Dated the 9th day of November 2011.
Hon. Mai Ahmad Fatty, Esq
GMC PARTY LEADER