By: Yankuba Manneh
A prominent member of former President Yahya Jammeh’s newly instituted APRC Executive appointed after the sacking of the FTJ-led administration, Jerending Sanyang said his recent police arrest does not scare him but is rather emboldening on the pathway to stripping Fabakary Tombong Jatta and his co-executive APRC that went into a coalition with President Barrow’s NPP.
Jerending made these remarks yesterday at his house in Lamin after he was released on bail with three charges leveled against.
He also explained that FTJ and his circle of executive members were dismissed by ex-President Jammeh at a Kanilai rally which now makes it illegal for them to use APRC party identity or even contest under its banner.
Sanyang however stressed that his nab earned him more fame and admiration instead.
“Look! They (police) do not even know that they making me a favour. The arrest is making me famous and popular now. So many well-wishers including lawyers called me immediately after my release showing solidarity with me,” Mr. Sanyang emphatically explained.
The audacious-sounding Jerrending further went on to outline processes the APRC ‘No Alliance Movement’ is currently undertaking to legitimately reclaim the party from FTJ and his colleagues, saying their acts are in tandem with the law and APRC’s constitution.
Asked what message he has for his group’s sympathizers amidst this difficulty, Mr. Sanyang entreated all those who believe in Jammeh and his chosen executive members to exercise restraint and act within the ambit of the law and not otherwise.
He also assured party stalwarts that they are steadily working with their lawyers to get rid of FTJ and co whilst disclosing that Jammeh already tendered a letter to IEC which delegitimizes the FTJ-led administration, conferring legitimacy to his group.
“Did Fabakary and his team tell you that Jammeh has submitted a letter of dissolution to IEC and replaced them with us? They will not do so, because they aren’t truthful. But be rest assured that the outcome of that letter will be in our favour. We are optimistic of that,” he told The Alkamba Times.