Speaking on Wednesday while responding to questions from journalists at a press conference held at his Tallinding residence, the interim party leader of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) Fabakary Tombong Jatta has stated that the government is afraid of the strength of the party to issue them permit to enable them celebrate the July 22nd anniversary.
“This year marks twenty-three years from the advent of the July 22nd Revolution, two years later, ushered in the glorious Alliance for Patriotic, Reorientation and Construction party. The APRC government brought about unprecedented development to the doorsteps of all Gambian irrespective of party or ethnic identities,” he stated.
He added; “Our government has transformed the country from a stone-age to a rapid developing nation and as such, it is only fitting for any well-meaning Gambian to solemnly reflect on its achievement,” he added.
Jatta indicated that APRC as a party also demands the Coalition led-government to appoint a vice president as well as to launch an immediate independent investigation into the death of HarunaJatta, drop all political motivated charges against APRC members such as the Kanilai peaceful demonstrators and those arrested during the victory celebration in Sibanor, defreeze the accounts of the APRC party which were funded mainly by members contribution and fundraising as well as to stop the unlawful termination of public servants and servicemen based on political affiliations, among others.