EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Gambia Democratic Congress –GDC- national youth president said Local Government minister Musa Drammeh is using Barrow’s nationwide tour as a political platform to launch attack on the GDC, describing the party as a bunch of scattered groundnuts.
“It is interesting when such failed politicians who graduated from Barrow’s failed political school tries to criticize the GDC without any genuine reason. The GDC party which is just 3 years old has become a big threat and a torn in the flesh of Adama Barrow’s Government,” MC Cham Jnr said in a response to the minister’s statement at one of the president’s meetings.
Mr Cham said minister Drammeh had branded the party as a finished product that is struggling to compete in the political field during an address in Dibba Kunda, in North Bank region as part of the president’s tour.
He said the GDC party’s rapid growth and admiration countrywide have been a serious threat to the Barrow Government, saying they have proven that politics in deception should be history in the Gambia. “The party is more concern about the welfare of Gambians especially the youth, women and the needy people.”
In a Star TV and radio report, Minister Drammeh was quoted as saying that GDM are a bunch of products going around the country to add up numbers and that in URR for example, they have now realize that they can’t compete with the president in that region so they ended up leaving that area.
But MC Cham junior said Gambians have seen the number of people joining the GDC almost every month since 2016. “The Local Government minister Musa Drammeh himself knew that his Ministry is the most back warded Ministry in Barrow’s Government and it has failed woefully thanks to Musa Drammen’s lack of foresight and vision,” he said.
He said it is interesting that the Barrow Government’s Local Government ministry under Musa Drammeh has been threatening Alkalos and Chiefs to support the government or risk being fired. “Is this not an embarrassment under any democratic rule?”
Minister Drammeh was also quoted saying that the party is also looking for the undecided voters to make up their party and during the rainy season, when the harvest of groundnuts gets poor, if one walks in the groundnut fields, he will find small pieces of groundnuts scattered everywhere for one to pick up one after the other and that’s what GDC are.
“The Government minister is one of the worst ministers Barrow will ever appoint under his rule. Barrow himself knows that he has little support from Gambians and that is why he rented a crowd to accompany him on his nationwide tour,” Cham said.
He said if Mr Barrow is sure of his support, let him resign at the end of the 3 years and call for election, saying the GDC party will sweep the polls hands down and there is no doubt about it.