Gambia: GDC Concerned about Military Officer Threats on Its Youth President
October 8, 2019
By Bakary Ceesay
The Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has learned with dismay the recent threat meted against the party Youth president Momodou Cham Junior by a military officer called Sarjo Conteh.
The GDC party is expressing its profound concern as the alleged Sarjo Conteh has sworn to shoot at MC Cham if he is out on the street by December demanding President Barrow to step down. Mr. Conteh made mentioned of the training of 100s of security personnels against the “3 years Jotna” movement in December.
However, in a press release signed by Hon Mamma Kandeh, Secretary General and Party Leader said that: “It is saddened to know that the new Gambia that would have been guided by the respect for human rights, freedom to assemble and respect for protesters view are being oppressed which does not tell well in the building of a new Gambia for all”
He explained that the alleged, Sarjo Conteh has apologised to Cham which is accepted and the party leadership would use this opportunity to remind the entire security sector to be more loving and protective to the Gambians as their priority.
He stressed that the GDC is calling on the government to be more responsible to her people as part of their mandate is to protect Gambia and Gambians irrespective of their political differences.
“The party would like to thank individuals, media houses, activists and political parties who have shown great concern during this trying times,” GDC leader noted.
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