Gambia: Opposition APRC says They Lost Confidence in TRRC
July 9, 2019
By Bakary Ceesay
Gambian opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction party (APRC) has stated that as a party they have no trust in the ongoing Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).
Fabakary Tombong Jatta, alias FJT interim leader of APRC told journalists on Friday that: “The TRRC, led counsel Essa Faal, says the APRC junta committed crimes against humanity, I wander whether is him or Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of International Criminal Court says from 2014 to 2017 there was no crime that can be equate with genocides”.
“The led counsel went further to says the amnesty clause only protect the five man junta does not protect soldiers like Musa Jammeh and others, we all know that clause protect all who are working under the junta even if you are a messenger, he may know but this comments show his true color because if you are to be a led prosecutor in a TRRC you should be impeachable informed by truth”
Jatta, a former Majority leader of the National Assembly added that: “We know even if you look at the questioning style of TRRC, lots of contradictions, and sad thing is the presence of Alagie Barrow, Director of Research and Investigation who is a coupist was welcome here under red carpet by senior government officials at the airport,”.
The former ruling party said: “These are things that we are not alleging, but facts that is the reasons we says we have no trust in TRRC for the fact that they are looking at an area where the 1997 Constitution prevents them to so, as government could have amended the immunity clause since but ignored that went ahead of Constitutional Review Commission and amended the clauses in Constitution they want to do so”
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