(JollofNews) – Executive members of the Gambia’s United Democratic Party (UDP) will Sunday embarked on a countrywide campaign for its candidates in next month’s National Assembly election.
The UDP which is part of the coalition government of Adama Barrow, is seeking to capture the National Assembly.
The Gambia will hold first election since the defeat of ex-President Yahya Jammeh on April 4th. But political parties that formed the coalition government have put up candidates against each other after failing to agree on terms.
The UDP was recently blamed by Agriculture Minister Omar Jallow, who is also leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) of causing the division and bickering in the heart of the coalition government.
Unbothered by the criticisms, the party’s leadership including Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, minister of Foreign Affairs will hold meetings on Sunday in Barra, Fass, Medina Sereign Mass, Fass Chaho, Bakalarr, Albreda, Munyajen, Kerewan Bridge, Kinteh Kunda and Kerewan and will appeal to voters to back the UDP candidates.
The UDP leadership will also hold meetings across all constituencies in the country where the party has put up candidates for the election.