By Fatou Sillah
Former National Assembly member for Niamina East Constituency, Omar Ceesay, has urged Gambians to vote for the United Democratic Party (UDP) candidates in the upcoming mayoral and chairmanship elections in the Greater Banjul Area if their own parties do not field candidates.
“The political supporters across opposition political parties including the GDC within the greater Banjul area should consider voting for Talib Ahmed Bensouda for KMC, Rohey Malick Lowe for Banjul, and Yankuba Darboe for BAC in the absence of any aspiring candidates coming from their parties in the forthcoming mayoral and chairmanship elections,” He stated.
Omar Ceesay further stated that he is not forcing people to do as he said, but that they can consider his suggestion.
“However, I do not by any authority have the unilateral decision to translate this proposal into effect, but my submission could be given a second thought when the need arises at any juncture.
“Accordingly, this proposal doesn’t reflect any form of a definitive coalition between the opposition parties but to foster our individual and collective interests and political strength as opposition parties to limit the powers of the incumbent over certain matters on LG authorities,” He said.
Mr. Ceesay also urged other opposition players in other regions to do the same thing
“Similarly, I am urging other opposition players within other regions to apply a related strategy wherein feasible to secure more seats for the opposition. The rationale is to Support and vote for any opposition candidate who has the potential to win, regardless of his/her party. Proper preparation could prevent poor performance.”