The newly registered political party of Mamma Kandeh has been denied a permit to hold its first political rally which is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Buffer Zone. A letter from the office of the inspector general of police stated that permit could not be granted at this time. This is not the first time that a political party is denied a permit to hold a rally, it has happened to almost all the political parties as part of Jammeh’s plans to keep Gambians uninformed about the political situation of the country.
Below we produce a copy of the announcement from the GDC about the cancellation.
3rd June, 2016
Radio Announcement in Mandinka, Wollof and fula
The Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) would like to inform its supporters and the general public that its maiden rally scheduled for Saturday 4th June 2016 at the Bufa Zone has been cancelled. The cancellation was due to the denial of a permit to hold a rally by the Office of the Inspector General of Police. The rally was intended to publicly introduce GDC and its party leader to the Gambian electorates
GDC executive and its entire membership and supporters are disappointed with the Police decision to refuse issuing a permit to hold a rally. GDC urges all its supporters to remain calm while working towards our next public appearance.