27 February 2013

Gambia: Old Jeshwang Wants Sheriff Sarr Back As Councillor

The youths, Yai Compins and APRC supporters in Old Jeshwang Ward recently turned out to declare their support for the immediate past councilor of the ward, Sheriff Sarr.

The move was meant to show their appreciation for Sarr's contributions to the ward, and call for his re-election as councilor. The supporters marched through the streets of Old Jeshwang, Jala Tally, Kanifing Estate and Layout, before finally assembling at Sarr's compound in the evening.

Speaking to this reporter, Basirou Njie, a strong supporter of the APRC, said they embarked on this surprising move to show their appreciation for Sarr's efforts in the development of the Ward.

For his part, Muhammed Lamin Sheriff Kairaba Colley, a youth mobiliser and strong supporter of the APRC, commended Sarr for promoting the welfare of the youths of the ward.

Ndey Amie Njie and Musa Camara, both APRC supporters, also expressed similar sentiments.

On his part, Sheriff Sarr said he was surprised by the move. He said he was impressed that the people who voted for him have shown great appreciation for his work and performance over the years. He thanked the people for their support, and urged them to continue to rally behind the APRC.

He also thanked President Jammeh for allowing him to contest under the APRC ticket during the last Local Government Election. He finally promised to do more for his people if re-elected.

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