The youth wing President of the Opposition Gambia Democratic Congress MC Cham Jr. has announced his intention to contest for the Jeshwang parliamentary seat in April’s National Assembly elections.
The young firebrand politician, whose party lost to incumbent President Adama Barrow in the December 2021 Presidential elections is now eying the Jeshwang seat In Parliament.
Speaking in an exclusive Interview with The Alkamba Times, MC Cham said: “
“My intent to contest in the Parliamentary election is simple, a better Gambia for everyone. I will champion a collective fight against Corruption, better living standards for all Gambians, civil service reform, a better and more improved education standards that match the current generation. Good governance is not attainable without Accountability and Transparency. This government of Adama Barrow since 2017 has not been well checked. An unchecked government is a dangerous government.”
Cham further made a rallying call for change saying: “as a people, we will work together, we will engage and participate all in the interest of the Gambian people. Time is running out. We are 57 years old as an independent country, but it seems we’re better off under colonial rule. This must change. Gambia can be where we want it if the right people are in the right place. This is why I am going to parliament”.
“We made tremendous mistakes in 2016 and in 2021 by electing Adama Barrow as president of the Gambia. All we see in his tenure in office is unprecedented levels of corruption across sectors in the government, drug trafficking, poor social services across all levels and a terrible leadership. What we are facing is a disaster. We cannot afford an NPP dominance in parliament; we will be doomed. The time is now.”
This years parliamentary race is attracting unprecedented youth participation with young politicians moving to represent their communities in the viral polls.
“I am excited to join the many young patriotic young people who are so interested to contest this parliamentary election. Let’s do this together, let’s save our country. It is now. MC is ready. We can do it,” He told TAT.