Mamma Kandeh, Leader of GDC

(JollofNews) – Police in the Gambia have refused to grant an opposition party permit to hold a meeting in the weekend.

The Gambia Democratic Congress party (GDC) was due to hold a rally in Brikama, Kombo Central, on Saturday and had applied for a permit in accordance with the country’s Public Order Act.

Despite completing all the necessary paperwork and receiving assurances from the Inspector General of Police, the police failed to issue the party with the permit.

The GDC is the largest opposition party in the Gambian parliament and is holding series of political events to shore up its grassroot base ahead of next April’s local government election.

The party’s leader, Mamma Kandeh, was last week questioned by the police after revealing what he described as serious corruption in the heart of government.

Mr Kandeh has since accused the police of being partisan and undermining his party’s effort to hold the government accountable and expose any wrong doings.