UDP Sukuta Rally

The opposition United Democratic Party staged a massive political rally in Sukuta one of the strongest political enclaves in the Gambia. The Sukuta rally is part of
UDP campaign efforts for Dec elections. Various parties including President Barrow’s NPP are all out canvassing for votes and selling their programs and policies to Gambians ahead of the crucial polls. 

Thousands of party supporters and loyalists thronged Sukuta to show support and assure Ousainou Darboe of their vote.

More than 20 candidates will be seeking the people’s mandate with Barrow who formed an alliance with the party of former President Yahya Jammeh.

Speaking at the rally, Lawyer Darboe thanked the people of Sukuta for according him a rousing welcome and called on Gambians to massively vote for the UDP government that will embark on Institutional reforms.

He said the UDP government will fight corruption and build structures to ensure accountability and transparency.
‘fighting corruption is key on the UDP’s five point agenda, he told cheering supporters.

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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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