UDP national youth SG calls for calm amid clashes with police

United Democratic Party national youth Secretary General, Hon. Kemo Bojang

The opposition United Democratic Party national youth Secretary General, Hon. Kemo Bojang has implored on his party supporters especially the youth to remain calm and listen to its party leader, Ousainu Darboe, who earlier made similar calls.

“ As the national youth Secretary-General of the United Democratic Party, I urge all party supporters and sympathisers to adhere to the calls of the party leader. He has asked us all to remain calm and go home while we trust and wait for the actions of the leadership of our party.’

He added: “ I know we are disappointed but we must not relent on the struggles of our founding members and their sacrifices which were based on the pillars and values of patience and love for the nation.

I urge you all to be calm and work with your leadership. We will not relent if need be to seek redress the right way. We cannot govern a bleeding nation, we must make sure to safeguard our national peace and interest.”

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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