The National People’s Party has called on the government of the Gambia to create the enabling environment for the arrest and prosecution of former President Yahya Jammeh who is currently serving exile in Equatorial Guinea.
This demand was made to the government on Wednesday November 17th at Fula Bantang in the Central River Region (CRR) of the country, where the party also questioned the love, Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) and its leader Mama Kandeh has for the Gambia.
The demand made by President Adama Barrow’s party comes on the heels of former President Yahya Jammeh’s recent address to his supporters and followers of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) at a political rally in Farafenni.
Former President Jammeh accused the Barrow-led government of destroying all the development achievements of the country spanning from colonialism to his 22 year rule of the country and called on all APRC supporters and Gambian electorates at large to vote for Hon. Mama Kandeh and the GDC in the 4th December election.
“Your Excellency, we are demanding from your government that this must stop, its unacceptable. From today NPP is asking the government to create the enabling environment for Yahya Jammeh to be arrested and prosecuted,” Dr. Demba Sabally, demanded on behalf of the NPP.
He added: “Jammeh wants to create violence in this country and for that matter we want him to be arrested and prosecuted.”
The Deputy President of NPP, a one time National Chairman of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) questioned GDC’s claims of loving the country, arguing that if GDC and Mama Kandeh have any love for the country they wouldn’t give a plarform to Yahya Jammeh who is in exile in Equatorial Guinea.
“If GDC truly stands for the peace of this country it wouldn’t have created the platform for Yahya Jammeh to speak in its rallies to spark violence in the country. Anyone who is supporting GDC should be weary of this, there is no truth in your politics and am urging all GDC supporters to caste their votes for President Adama Barrow in the 4th December, polls,” the NPP, Deputy President advised.
With Jammeh’s APRC base up for grabs ahead of the 2021 elections, The NPP was the first Party to cosy up with the former President in a so called alliance that quickly came apart when Jammeh renounced the incumbents designs towards his party. The result is a splintered support base with some APRC executives joining Barrow’s camp whilst the APRC’s No alliance movement endorsed by the former President struck a coalition deal with GDC.