Omar Jallow, alias OJ, the leader of the PPP and member of the governing Coalition 2016, has alleged that whereas former President Yahya Jammeh accused first President Sir Dawda Jawara of stealing in 1994, Jammeh himself went ahead to acquire 133 compounds in 22 years.
”Sir Dawda has only 3 compounds in 30 years and he even got those through a loan from the bank,” OJ said. He said he was the one Sir Dawda sent to pay the loan.
Mr. Jall0w was speaking at a recent PPP rally in Serekunda West.
Commenting further, OJ said Sir Dawda never had millions in his pocket throughout his 30 years in power. “Yaya Jammeh threw away millions in one night and disastrously, he often gave this to outsiders while Gambian youths die of unemployment,” the outspoken politician said.
He mentioned numerous musicians from abroad who were given hundreds of thousands of dollars by Jammeh when many Gambians don’t even have fish-money for their families.
OJ said in 22 years, the APRC ruined the national bus company GPTC by misusing it to transport Yai Compings to Kanilai to play with them.
“Can those kinds of people come back and tell you about politics?” he challenged.
OJ recalled how as an MP from 1977 he and the PPP government brought electricity, water, schools, markets and youth centers for the communities in Serekunda.
“Instead of increasing pumps for the communities, the APRC government closed taps in the Latrikunda suburbs,” he alleged.