The APRC Brikama Nyambai Ward Councilor, Pa Amadou Manneh, has called on President Yahya Jammeh to handover power to president-elect Adama Barrow peacefully.
“I honorable Pa Amadou Manneh, an elected ward councilor under APRC would like to add my voice onto the many God-fearing and peace-loving people of the Gambia to call on President Jammeh to handover the baton of leadership to president-elect Adama Barrow,” Councilor Pa Amadou Manneh said.
Councilor Manneh said in a press statement that he has learnt from Waa Juwara’s school of thought that in any multi-party democracy one has to accept the democratic process whether its in your favor or against you. He said though his wish and efforts were for president Jammeh to win the election and continue with his development agenda. “I still appeal with reluctance, respect and honor to my comrade leader, founder and architect of the July 22 Revolution to reconsider his decision and to recognize and reaccept the will of God for the sake of peace and continued stability, which is in the best interest of The Gambia and her people”
He said apart from his political activities at regional level, he used his popular TV program with Jali Nghali Mbye on GRTS ‘Yamaro’ to canvass for president Jammeh and his party. He accepted his party’s failure to convinced the people to vote for them even though they have been doing so since 1996.
“And with all honesty its their civic and political right to decide whosoever to vote for. The Gambian people have spoken and must be listened to,” he stated. Councilor Manneh spoke at length about his political orientation before he joined APRC. He said he was with PDOIS, NCP, UDP and was the National Youth President of NDAM.