The aspiring National Assembly candidate of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party for the Bakau Constituency has dispelled the rumour that she was disqualified by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
Kumba Barry, a strong APRC supporter told The Daily Observer that some people have claimed that she could not fund her activities, which forced her to withdraw her candidature. This rumour, she said is unfounded, saying she was fully supported by her party, which is also funding her activities.
“I am a qualified candidate, duly nominated by the IEC and I have never withdrawn my candidature. I had no problems with anyone, regarding politics, which should warrant me going to police or court as claimed by many”.
The 47-year-old woman said she was a die-heart supporter of the party and further used the opportunity to call on the electorates in Bakau to see her as the solution to their problems.
Mrs. Barry said she was optimistic of bringing development to the people of Bakau and she would alleviate the suffering of women and youths in the area. “This present government is yearning for development and I will bring development that will not only benefit the APRC supporters, but Gambians as a whole”.