Thousands of supporters of the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) party gathered at the Supreme Court premises in Banjul yesterday to witness the second sittings of the Supreme Court on APRC petition, challenging the outcome of December 1st presidential election.
The supporters, mainly from the West Coast Region and other parts of the Greater Banjul Area, were dressed in the party colour, chanting ‘Yahya Must Stay’.
The APRC is challenging the results of the December 1st presidential election in which over three hundred thousand eligible Gambian voters did not vote. The APRC supporters said the number of voters were systematically suppressed through fraudulent scheme orchestrated by the IEC which led to a massive voter apathy mostly in the APRC strongholds.
The court session proceeded with a solidarity match by APRC supporters and loyalists from the Supreme Court’s premises to the July 22nd square. They matched in party colours, some carrying placards singing in praise of President Jammeh whilst others chanted “Jammeh Must Stay”. “We don’t need interference in our sovereignty” others chanted.
by Musa Ndow