GDC Leader Condemns Recent Political Violence, Call For Calm

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has condemned, in the strongest terms, the recent political violence that rocked the country at Busumbala and President Barrow’s home village of Mankamang.
In a statement signed by the party’s leader Mamma Kandeh, the party called on all political parties to maintain peace and stability and live together as one family, one people, and one nation for the best interest of ‘our’ country.
Mr. Kandeh said the police must take full responsibility and perform their duties to ensure a crime-free nation in new Gambia. “Prevention is better than cure.”
On Wednesday, loyalists to the United Democratic Party (UDP) at Busumbala and party militants of the country’s former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) got involved in a confrontation at Busumbala while the APRC were returning from a nationwide tour. The confrontation led to several injuries and destruction of properties.
Mr. Kandeh described the incident as unfortunate and a failure on the part of the government for not providing security and preventing the occurrence of any attack.
“The GDC, therefore, calls for calm and unity among all parties especially UDP and the APRC.”
He also appealed to Gambians to maintain peace and stability and work together to achieve ‘our’ goals as a nation.
He said politics does not call for violence but to put brilliant ideas together for the betterment of every human being. “Everyone is free to support any party but we must maintain peace and unity at all times.”
Mr. Kandeh then called on his party supporters and supporters of all other parties to maintain peace and unity in the interest of the nation.

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